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Posted by: GG 17th Mar 2007, 06:00pm

Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Possilpark

Were you born here? Did you grow up here?
Did you visit your aunt here? ...or your children?
Was your first home here? Were your children born here?
Did you shop here? Was your favourite cinema here?
Did you go to church here? Was your favourite pub here?
Did you 'romance' here? Did you go to school here?
Do you have a photograph from here?

Come on let us know and immortalise your memories here...Possilpark

GG.

Posted by: possilgirl 24th Mar 2007, 08:15pm

I grew up on Hawthorn st then we moved to Mansion st sadly all gone now ,,, But god the memories cant take them away as the song goes . I can mins chasing the rag and bone man and giving him my new cardigan that my mammy had just knitted so I could get a balloon on a stick lol , And denmark st the best st in the world to roller skate was as smooth as a baby's bum lol , And Lawlors the sweetie shop was on denmark st , The Avon chippie on saracen st and One Eyes the chippie as well we only went there when the Avon was shut lol, And going to the Vouge on a sat afternoon to watch the movies for threepence lol showing my age lol och well only a number

Posted by: buntyq 30th Apr 2007, 11:35pm

What a great idea, Martin. You've started something. This Board will go on for years. My family moved from Springburn, where I was born, to Possilpark when I was about six. During my visit home in 2005 I was pleased to see that the closes where I lived in Ardoch Street are still there but I think the wee Methodist church is gone as well as the Church of Scotland at the corner of Bardowie Street. I left Possilpark in 1948 for America when it was still a thriving district of working folks. The Wee Possil was our first picture house. That was where my mother took me to see "The Raven" and I had nightmares for months. Poor soul, she thought it would be about birds!! The name was changed to The Avon when the Mecca was built - a wee bit more classy. Bardowie Street. I can just taste the fish and chips dowsed with vinegar from Perrotis. I lately read that the Scots use lemon on their fish and chips - no for me. Next door to Perrotis was the bakery where I could buy a bag of broken biscuits or fetch a loaf of Cuttin' Bread (day old) with the black and white crusts. (On my first visit back when my Dad died I brought a loaf back to America. I was so scared Customs would take it from me.) Next to the bakery was Gilchrist the Butcher. My mother always had her mince ground from a piece of meat. She said they put rubbish into the readymade mince. Our M.D. had his practice on that side of the street. For the long wait, if you weren't that sick when you went in chances are you would come out with something.

Someone take it from there or else I will be hogging the Board.

Posted by: GG 6th Feb 2008, 03:07pm

Posted by corrigan as a 'Report' post:

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I went to ST THERESAS school, where we would go to the chapel park to roll our easter eggs on easter sunday. This was an ordinary egg that we boiled and painted on the saturday night, believe or not then we all thought it was great fun. the only thing was it raining and cold seemed

Posted by: corrigan 14th Mar 2008, 08:01pm

i was born in barloch street in 1939. i left when i was 19 , although times were not always the best, my childhood has many happy memories. i would love to know where all my childhood friends went.. one of my memories is that of a crowd of kids leaving the street to walk away out the balmore road to the canal banks, we would plan it the night before especially if there was a red sky at night. ( remember the saying a red sky at night is a shepards delight ) well the excitement of getting up early the next morning, pack our bread and jam with a bottle of water, and the advwnture would begin........there would be around twenty of us from toddlers to around twelve or thirteen, away we would go. as i thought right into the country., and along the canal banks to pick bluebells in the woods. i do:nt think that would happen now, there did not seem the same worry then about child saftey. another memory was of my father taking us out to the grave yard to tend to my g.parents grave!!!!!!that would be on a good summer day, we would play while he was working away. i loved the scenery, you could see in the distance the campsie hills, i s uppose to me we were in another world from the tenements in barloch street..........in saracen street there was tempaltans grocerey store , the lido cafe a pub at the corner of bardowie street a newsagents a co op down near where the possil picture hall was, i went there every saturday....hey!!!!!! i sen:t this great ,( it must do your old brian box a power of good, trying to remember all these places) remember dr. montgomerys surgery. as it was said when you went in you had to say whoes last. when you think of it everybody ws coughing and spluttering, it could not have done us any harm as we are still here. i will let someone else carry on, keep it rolling, looking forward for anymore memories from the dear green place

Posted by: Roth 15th Mar 2008, 09:54pm

QUOTE (GG @ 17th Mar 2007, 06:07 PM) *
Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Possilpark

Were you born here? Did you grow up here?
Did you visit your aunt here? ...or your children?
Was your first home here? Were your children born here?
Did you shop here? Was your favourite cinema here?
Did you go to church here? Was your favourite pub here?
Did you 'romance' here? Did you go to school here?
Do you have a photograph from here?

Come on let us know and immortalise your memories here...Possilpark

GG.

Posted by: Roth 15th Mar 2008, 09:59pm

I lived in Allander Street in the early days of the WW2. One day I found a bag containing what we thought was grass seed and spread it on the backyard. WE had to call in the sanitary people, it hatched out into a plague of little black insects by the million. My ear hurt for ages.

At that time we all spent more time in the air raid shelter, it was rigged out with home comforts, and nearly got our wish when a bomb fell on the school. Happy days.

Posted by: flam 16th Mar 2008, 01:53pm

Hi Corrigan.You would probably remember the Police Box,The ladies and Gents toilets,McManus,s Pawn,Perottis Fish and Chip shop {Later to become Peter Buonacorsis-Peters Snacks} Sammy Devines fruit shop,The Laundrette,Hacksons,The Saracen pubs,The Possil Picture House,Bennetts,and Forresters Stores and many more within a 100 Yards of Saracen Cross Cheers Flim

Posted by: Gertrude 11th Apr 2008, 05:57pm

I was born in Stonyhurst Street in 1937 (I am 71 today) and still remember all the things we kids used to get up to. Going to the parks, playing shops and hooses in the back yard wi' our rag dolls and taking pieces and a bottle of water when we went to visit our grandparents at Lambhill cemetery! We had a great time playing among the gravestones and looking at the pictures on the Italian gravestones, which were sometimes very fancy. There was Galbraiths, Alec McCrae wee sweetie shop, where my big brother Peter used to buy me a halfpenny's worth of white chocolate drops, there was the Co-op, the Blind Asylum, Leonardi's Ice Cream shop, and two other ice cream parlours whose names I forget. (Gie's a break, I'm 71 noo) lol! laugh.gif
Went to St. Theresa's school as had my four other siblings, was taught my ABC's by Miss Mary Martin and then when I was 7 she taught me how to knit and sing at the same time! Still doing it today! Must have had a happy childhood despite WWII because I did not realize we were poor until one of my big brothers told me. Remember the night of the Clydebank blitz and running to the neighbours flat on the ground floor. My mother would not go to the air raid shelter as she found it too mucky - we just hopped into bed with the other children, and Mum and Granny Allan sat drinking tea until the "all clear" was sounded.
There was a lot of camaraderie in the districts in those days, and people tried to help others less fortunate, even though they did not have much themselves.

Posted by: corrigan 29th Apr 2008, 07:26pm

I WILL TRY AGAIN !!!!!!!TO ANSWER GERTRUDE, JUST TO SEE IF I GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. I HAVE ALREADY SENT A REPLY TO YOUR MAIL , BUT I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG, SO I AM TESTING TESTING

Posted by: corrigan 29th Apr 2008, 07:45pm

hi!!!!!!!!!! to flam and gertrude, it was great to here from possil, i have already wrote a big reply, but i must have done something wrong, i hope i do:nt go through all this again only to make a mistake and not be able to get it through..... anyway this time i will make it short and sweet, i remember all the places that was mentioned, with plenty more, i went to st theresas school. gertrude i think my sister ellen corrigan would have been in your class , she is also 71. if you remember her,it would be nice. also there was a family called mcnamee who lived in stonyhurst st that went to school with another one of my sisters. it would be nice to correspond with people from our childhood days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will leave it here, i wonder if there is anyway i could retrieve the message that never got through, if you know how maybe you would let et me know. ta ta for now. ps did you ever go to the dancing in the ashfield on a sunday night

Posted by: flam 29th Jun 2008, 01:41pm

Hi All Hopefully you will see a photo of Alex McRaes shop in Stonyhurst St I have downsized it so keeping my fingers crossed it works Cheers Flim

 

Posted by: Gertrude 29th Jul 2008, 02:39am

Mamie, I do not remember your sister Ellen but that does not mean we did not go to school together, just that my memory is not too good!! I remember the name McNamee though. I just loved the picture of Alex McCrae's wee shop posted by Flam, what memories that brings back. Oh, the innocent days of our youth, a piece and a bottle of water and off we would go for the day. I always felt safe in Possilpark but in those days we knew all the "bobbies" and they knew us too, so we had to behave (most of the time)! Great to read all the posts.

Posted by: Anne1 29th Jul 2008, 08:25am

I had a cousin who stayed in 2 Barloch St Mame Jackie Robertson maybe you knew him[roughly same age group]

Posted by: stratson 29th Jul 2008, 12:29pm

Used to love visiting my brother Jack and my sis-in-law Anne, they lived in Fruin Street, can remember when they got the house, in those days the North of the city was like another country,can remember all those shops,had great times visiting them and the children, just loved Possil.was a very happy house. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dunkeld 31st Jul 2008, 05:30pm

I lived at Mansion St for the first 14 years of my life. Educated at East Keppoch, followed by Possilpark Secondary School. I remember the Vogue; The Astoria; The Mecca for pictures. Saracen St of course, for a pie shop there.
Pals Drew Reid, from my tenement, Billy Mallis from Mansion St. Billy Grieg and Billy Johnson, fishing pals from Hawthorn St. Jim Taylor; Jim Clark. Heather St George, Helen Rankin, Netta Clooney, from East Keppoch. Jim Cromb, Tom Hatch, from Possil sec School.
It's a strange world. I lived in England for over 30 years. Spain for a bit, now I find myself in China. I would be happy to hear from any old pals or schoolmates. Boy! have I got some tales to tell!! Looking through these post though I'm not the only one who wandered. Not the only one who could spin a few yarns.

Posted by: sylviajane 31st Jul 2008, 09:05pm

Hi Dunkeld, What no. of Mansion Street were you at? I was at 68 above the pub from 1958-1973

Posted by: Dunkeld 1st Aug 2008, 03:28am

Hi SylviaJane. I lived at 75 across the road from you. My Pal John Mallis lived in your block I think. We moved in 1964

Posted by: sylviajane 1st Aug 2008, 04:16am

Ah yes I remember the Mallens they were next door to us....

Small world!

So you were next door to McDonalds the grocer?

Where are you now?

Posted by: Dunkeld 1st Aug 2008, 06:58am

I was 3 doors down From Mr McDonalds. Do you remember the wee Tallis? The boys were Marco and Romano Di Giulio. Mario Di Guilio ran the shop. Mario was the father. Battersby's the butchers was 50 yards further down on the same side. I'm trying to remember the newsagents that was near Battersby's D.A Campbell was the off licence at the Hawthorn St end of Saracen st.
Colin Scullion was opposite you, next to MCDonalds. Maybe you remember Francis and Gerald Lynch too. I guess at 73 Mansion St.
Billy Dallas on your side married my pal Drew Rieds sister Sandra. They had blonde twin stepsisters Angela and Andrea.

Posted by: McCann 16th Aug 2008, 01:38am

my mother lived in no, 85 Denmark street in the early 60's, for the first few year of her life, next to the bookies, and the clinic, 85 Denmark street is now situated across the road and is the health centre. She remembers Mclaughins the bakers, Vanity fayre, and the lido cafe, (not sure if thats stil there). later moved to bisland drive, ruchill

Posted by: Dave Shearer 23rd Aug 2008, 10:51am

Born 42 Sunnylaw Street 1963

went to St Cuthberts from 68- 69

moved to Parkhouse 69

went to St Augustines from 69 - 79

my da was brought up in square from 1930s with his brothers and sisters, Ralph , George , Tommy Betty , annie , my dad John who was was a Carterby profession when he was young boy. until 1942 called to Arms until 1947. his family worked at Rollox Springburn.

Then after war worked as a lorry driver until late 50s and i beleive he became first TOA Taxi driver in square

known to all as Spot we where a normal sized family i had 4 brothers and 1 sister

Alice, Robert, Marshall, Andy, Johnny and myself

as young boy i remembered a few neighbours Wilkies next door to us upstairs Smiths next closes the McKinnelys and of course the Coopers and there was another person who used to come to our house from Back of our street all i remember was he was called Jimmy the painter reasons unknown lol biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dave Shearer 23rd Aug 2008, 11:08am

QUOTE (flam @ 16th Mar 2008, 02:57pm) *
Hi Corrigan.You would probably remember the Police Box,The ladies and Gents toilets,McManus,s Pawn,Perottis Fish and Chip shop {Later to become Peter Buonacorsis-Peters Snacks} Sammy Devines fruit shop,The Laundrette,Hacksons,The Saracen pubs,The Possil Picture House,Bennetts,and Forresters Stores and many more within a 100 Yards of Saracen Cross Cheers Flim


I forgot about them toilets where spotless well looked after , Pawn shop brings back the memory of reading in Times that found someones body stuck down the chimmney when it was getting pulled down. i remember also time i brought my dads good suit there with a note for casheir from my maw going up those dark stairs until you reached the office with its big wooden doors for peoples privacy scarey thing those days for a young boy and if they didney take it aff you you went across the road to the other pawn office to try your luck biggrin.gif

Posted by: JanetteMcCormack@aol.com 6th Sep 2008, 07:34am

QUOTE (buntyq @ 1st May 2007, 12:39am) *
What a great idea, Martin. You've started something. This Board will go on for years. My family moved from Springburn, where I was born, to Possilpark when I was about six. During my visit home in 2005 I was pleased to see that the closes where I lived in Ardoch Street are still there but I think the wee Methodist church is gone as well as the Church of Scotland at the corner of Bardowie Street. I left Possilpark in 1948 for America when it was still a thriving district of working folks. The Wee Possil was our first picture house. That was where my mother took me to see "The Raven" and I had nightmares for months. Poor soul, she thought it would be about birds!! The name was changed to The Avon when the Mecca was built - a wee bit more classy. Bardowie Street. I can just taste the fish and chips dowsed with vinegar from Perrotis. I lately read that the Scots use lemon on their fish and chips - no for me. Next door to Perrotis was the bakery where I could buy a bag of broken biscuits or fetch a loaf of Cuttin' Bread (day old) with the black and white crusts. (On my first visit back when my Dad died I brought a loaf back to America. I was so scared Customs would take it from me.) Next to the bakery was Gilchrist the Butcher. My mother always had her mince ground from a piece of meat. She said they put rubbish into the readymade mince. Our M.D. had his practice on that side of the street. For the long wait, if you weren't that sick when you went in chances are you would come out with something.

Someone take it from there or else I will be hogging the Board.

Posted by: JanetteMcCormack@aol.com 6th Sep 2008, 07:47am

I was born at 26 Allander St,Possilpark,when I was 15.I worked in Perrotis fish and chip shop with my 2 sisters, the Perrotis were great people, their real name was Bonnacorsi. my auntie lizzy McVey lived most of her life in Sunnylaw Street,anyone remember them? My name was Janie Connor, married dad or Robert McCormack from Stronend Street. Have lived in California for 32 years now.Iwent to StTeresas primary school then St.Cuthberts. Would like to here from somebody from Possil or Cumbernauld.My first time on this site. Bye for now.

Posted by: JanetteMcCormack@aol.com 6th Sep 2008, 07:54am

QUOTE (Dave Shearer @ 23rd Aug 2008, 11:55am) *
Born 42 Sunnylaw Street 1963

went to St Cuthberts from 68- 69

moved to Parkhouse 69

went to St Augustines from 69 - 79

my da was brought up in square from 1930s with his brothers and sisters, Ralph , George , Tommy Betty , annie , my dad John who was was a Carterby profession when he was young boy. until 1942 called to Arms until 1947. his family worked at Rollox Springburn.

Then after war worked as a lorry driver until late 50s and i beleive he became first TOA Taxi driver in square

known to all as Spot we where a normal sized family i had 4 brothers and 1 sister

Alice, Robert, Marshall, Andy, Johnny and myself

as young boy i remembered a few neighbours Wilkies next door to us upstairs Smiths next closes the McKinnelys and of course the Coopers and there was another person who used to come to our house from Back of our street all i remember was he was called Jimmy the painter reasons unknown lol biggrin.gif

Posted by: JanetteMcCormack@aol.com 6th Sep 2008, 08:03am

My dad worked as a die-caster at St. Rollox Foundry,I also went to St, Cuthberts in 1957/60 I actually qualified to go to St.Augustine's but my dad got drunk and spent the money for my uniform at the pub and the bookies.So I never got to go there,I remember the pawnshops very well, my dad called his suit the weekend suit, because Monday through Friday it belonged to McManus the pawnshop, however I would never trade one of those days for anything,they were the happiest days of my life/ Bye for now.

Posted by: Isabella 18th Sep 2008, 07:07am

QUOTE (sylviajane @ 31st Jul 2008, 10:09pm) *
Hi Dunkeld, What no. of Mansion Street were you at? I was at 68 above the pub from 1958-1973

Posted by: Isabella 18th Sep 2008, 07:13am

Hi Did you by any chance know the Carroll Family they lived in Mansion Street at the corner of Saracen Street.The lived there for quite a number of years there were 3 boys, Joe,James and Peter and a girl named Alice.

Posted by: brian432 28th Sep 2008, 08:41am

QUOTE (Dave Shearer @ 23rd Aug 2008, 11:55am) *
Born 42 Sunnylaw Street 1963

went to St Cuthberts from 68- 69

moved to Parkhouse 69

went to St Augustines from 69 - 79

my da was brought up in square from 1930s with his brothers and sisters, Ralph , George , Tommy Betty , annie , my dad John who was was a Carterby profession when he was young boy. until 1942 called to Arms until 1947. his family worked at Rollox Springburn.

Then after war worked as a lorry driver until late 50s and i beleive he became first TOA Taxi driver in square

known to all as Spot we where a normal sized family i had 4 brothers and 1 sister

Alice, Robert, Marshall, Andy, Johnny and myself

as young boy i remembered a few neighbours Wilkies next door to us upstairs Smiths next closes the McKinnelys and of course the Coopers and there was another person who used to come to our house from Back of our street all i remember was he was called Jimmy the painter reasons unknown lol biggrin.gif

G'day Dave
I remember your family. I lived at 34 directly under the McKinnelys. I think I'm around the same age as your brother Marshall. Do you remember the Flavells, Majors, Higgins or Robbs? I remember when your Da drove a taxi.

Posted by: flam 14th Oct 2008, 06:39pm

Hi Janette McCormack. There was a Lizzie McVey stayed at 82 Sunnylaw St, I think the family consisted of Ellen,May,Betty and John,but it could be a different McVey Cheers Flim

Posted by: kmacc 14th Oct 2008, 10:25pm

Hi Flim could you tell me anything about the new flats
inside St Teresas grounds???

Posted by: flam 19th Oct 2008, 12:11pm

Hi Kmacc Its a little while since I have been down that area but it looks as if they where nearly completed then, but there has been an Old Folks type of Home called Craigbank, which I presume was named after the street in Keppochhill Road which ran towards St Teresa,s ground and backs on to Whites Fairground (Shows) if I find out anymore info I will pass it on.. Cheers Flim

Hi Kmacc Its a little while since I have been down that area but it looks as if they where nearly completed then, but there has been an Old Folks type of Home called Craigbank, which I presume was named after the street in Keppochhill Road which ran towards St Teresa,s ground and backs on to Whites Fairground (Shows) if I find out anymore info I will pass it on.. Cheers Flim

Posted by: Patti 4th Nov 2008, 07:49pm

Hi!
I was born in Possil - 22 Ardoch Street aka 1957 (WAS it that long ago !!)

My family names were McVey/McMahon - of Lambhill and Possil (apparently the first ones to move from Lambhill to Possil had travel sickness..wink.gif))

I know the previous McVey names above and The Carroll family from Mansion Street.

Trying to keep this brief as it's my first post - happy to be here !!

Ps Shops in Bardowie Street...Annie Ritchies ...had my Bunty comic on order there as well as regular sweeties!!( Annie lived across the road in Ardoch Street)
Devines's fruit shop had their cellar in Ardoch Street -I got locked in there with daughter of fruit shop by her cousin - nope I haven't forgotten !
My uncle was the weighbridge man in Mansion Street (think it was Mansion Street )

Cheerieby!

Posted by: flam 4th Nov 2008, 08:19pm

Hi Patti Where you related to the McVeys in Sunnylaw St,I believe Old Harry McVey was from the Shangie,which was about a half mile from Lambhill Bridge going Eastwards.Cheers Flim

Posted by: AnneTeak 5th Nov 2008, 04:49pm

Hi Flam
Doing a bit of research there about the name Harry McVey - doesn't ring a bell!
But according to my Mum there was a big family of McVey's so it's possible.
She knew Lizzie McVey and her daughters- also, I grew up with my granny so I have memories and stories which she told me about her generation.
My gran was born in the Blackhill cottages or Row I think they were called along the Balmore Road. There was a big family and the eldest daughter Nellie brought them up as the mother died young. My granny and her closest sister Katie used to walk barefoot to St Agnes's school - it's fitting that they are now buried in the old part of St Kentigern's just beside the same road they walked.
She married Patrick McVey from the street where the tram car used to turn in in Lambhill - think it started with an 'S' and her sister Katie married Joe Cushley from Lambhill.
The Cushleys lived in 66 Mansion Street at one time and my Gran and my Mum in 292 Denmark Street.
My period of time in Possil was from 1957 to 1969 I loved the tenement I grew up in and love the description that the writer Jack House used .... that the tenements were 'vertical villages' - some doors I would chap on in the hope of a sweetie, some where I would sit and pat the dog or cat on the mat, others where I would run past in case the old man or woman would come out and scowl (they're the ones that the crowd of kids would tie the rope round the doorhandles;))
It's great to share and hear other people's memories of Possil and the rest of North Glasgow as well - our family were spread out like everyone elses !!

Posted by: wellfield 5th Nov 2008, 06:15pm

QUOTE (AnneTeak @ 5th Nov 2008, 09:57am) *
Hi Flam
Doing a bit of research there about the name Harry McVey - doesn't ring a bell!
But according to my Mum there was a big family of McVey's so it's possible.
She knew Lizzie McVey and her daughters- also, I grew up with my granny so I have memories and stories which she told me about her generation.
My gran was born in the Blackhill cottages or Row I think they were called along the Balmore Road. There was a big family and the eldest daughter Nellie brought them up as the mother died young. My granny and her closest sister Katie used to walk barefoot to St Agnes's school - it's fitting that they are now buried in the old part of St Kentigern's just beside the same road they walked.
She married Patrick McVey from the street where the tram car used to turn in in Lambhill - think it started with an 'S' and her sister Katie married Joe Cushley from Lambhill.
The Cushleys lived in 66 Mansion Street at one time and my Gran and my Mum in 292 Denmark Street.
My period of time in Possil was from 1957 to 1969 I loved the tenement I grew up in and love the description that the writer Jack House used .... that the tenements were 'vertical villages' - some doors I would chap on in the hope of a sweetie, some where I would sit and pat the dog or cat on the mat, others where I would run past in case the old man or woman would come out and scowl (they're the ones that the crowd of kids would tie the rope round the doorhandles;))
It's great to share and hear other people's memories of Possil and the rest of North Glasgow as well - our family were spread out like everyone elses !!
Lovely memories Anne,I was in the next wee vertical village of Springburn.

Posted by: GG 6th Nov 2008, 03:41pm

Post from betty king via the 'Report Post' button:

QUOTE
Hi i was born in Killearn st at the Corner of Saracen st and i played in the chapel park St Theresa's ,and the shows used to come about 3 times a year i can still feel the excitement when the shows were in town, right at the end of Saracen st just before Keppochhill Rd we never had much money but we enjoyed them anyway. I went to Possilpark junior school and after i passed my quali i went to Possil High along Lambhill we used to get the tram outside the Askit factory we got a halfpenny special on the tram because we were school kids.
Great Days

Posted by: AnneTeak 7th Nov 2008, 10:15am

QUOTE (wellfield @ 5th Nov 2008, 06:23pm) *
Lovely memories Anne,I was in the next wee vertical village of Springburn.


Hello Wellfield
My granny would take me shopping at the Co op in Springburn - the streets were as busy as Argyle Street smile.gif

Posted by: flam 9th Nov 2008, 01:22pm

Hi Anne Teak-The street you are possibly talking about where the tramcar turned in just before Lambhill Canal Bridge would have been Strachur St,I believe they may be photos of the Trams and the Street in Mitchell Library,also I know some Cushleys who came from Possil, Robert and Thomas (He was murdered) a few years ago, a few friends of mine went to Possil School,I went to St Cuthberts for a couple of years Cheers Flim

Posted by: dmf 9th Nov 2008, 08:09pm

Hi Anne Teak,

Was the weighbridge not in Denmark Street just at the junction with Bardowie Street?


dmf

Posted by: flam 11th Nov 2008, 11:13pm

Hi dmf I am almost certain you are correct about the Weghbridge it was as you say in Denmark St ,not far from Johnsons rag store Cheers Flim

Posted by: AnneTeak 12th Nov 2008, 06:57am

Hi dmf/Flim
Apologies - you are both correct the weighbridge was indeed in Denmark Street.
I always got mixed up with the street names across the traffic lights in Saracen Street!
I used to cross the road and remember The Lucky Star fish n chip shop on my right then cross over again to the corner of Denmark Street and get sixpence off my uncle in the weighbridge;)))

Posted by: johnwatson 12th Nov 2008, 09:58pm

hi john watson lived 98 carbeth st top landing above mccaffertys left 1963 to australia now living new zaland went to possil school infifties goalkeeper saracen ne 1954 to 1959 then possil ym any body out there remember me like to get in touch with old freinds cheers john

Posted by: johnwatson 12th Nov 2008, 11:57pm

hi john watson here again just some memories of possil i remember ada s fish shop i was barred there my mate then frank buchanan threw a stink bomb in the shop and i got the blame her husband even got the polis i also deliverd the milk and rolls at mary malcolms it took two hours in snow and rain i had to carry a big basket no trolys in they days anybody remember big ugg whith his six shooters terifying all the weans at sarecen st my mates and i raiked the midens best ones balmore rd my cousin agnes morrison used to run the concerts in the back yard steels the fruit shop had the best ice lollies in possil the bookie george robertson took bets at the back of my close hope someone has memories of in fifties cheers john

Posted by: flam 13th Nov 2008, 04:02pm

Hi JohnWatson and others,Yes I remember Steels and Mrs Malcolm shops.but the Fish shops I remember best where Mrs Perottis and Ellens and Charlies in Bardowie St next to Steels,across from the old church,I worked for George Robertson when he opened his wee bookie shop in Bardowie St just before it became Legal,instead of back close betting and getting chased by the police,McCaffertys is still there but is now a taxi firm (Private),I know Bobby Dinnie well as he ran Possil Y.M.and the last time I spoke to him,he was still scouting for promising youngsters for Rangers.F.C. Did you know he had a book published a few months ago called "The Scout" The Bobby Dinnie Story ..Cheers Flim

Posted by: flam 13th Nov 2008, 04:10pm

Hi John Watson Hope this wee photo turns out


 

Posted by: johnwatson 13th Nov 2008, 07:34pm

hi flam the name fish shop was charlies his wife was ada i have bobbies book maureen dinnie sent it to me she is a freind of my sister myra thanks for photo took one of same in 1997 when i was over for holliday do you remember porroties pet seagull on the counter what street did you live in thanks for geting in touch excuse the spelling just leaning on computer keep them coming john watson

Posted by: flam 14th Nov 2008, 12:25am

Hi John Watson I stayed in 86 Sunnylaw St (2nd Square) along with my 4 other brothers and Mother,we used to play football on the square itself,also I remember the parrot in Perotti,s,you are quite correct it was old Charlie (Moustache) and his daughter Ellen that I remember,I still see John Steel about Possil,I believe he had a brother that helped out with the shop Was it Alan?, The bookies runner for George Robertson was a man called Johnny Henderson,George Robertsons daughter Betty actually sang at one time with Joe Loss (So she told me) her stage name was Bette Roberts ..Cheers Flim

Posted by: AnneTeak 14th Nov 2008, 12:39am

Hello John and Flim !
I'm joining in here biggrin.gif
Is that pic Bardowie Street ? I haven't been there in ages!
If that is I remember the whole street with tenements either side and a dry cleaners somewhere in that pic. A wee woman had a shop there too just across the road from the church at the corner of Ardoch Street - I remember cause she used to sit next to the freezer which had great pear flavoured ice lollies smile.gif Strange the things you remember !!
Do you remember the Perthshire Club and the fire. I lived next close to it and was rescued by a fireman who carried me and my budgie (in a cage) down the stairs .
I'll stop now - ramble alert ......

Posted by: johnwatson 14th Nov 2008, 12:59am

hi unpaking yes that bardowie st that wee woman used to sell sell tablet in trays and cut you a slice for a half penny also sold candy apples towpence each and in sunnylaw st fruit forget his name sold apeice of dumpling for thrupence god to here from you john w

Posted by: johnwatson 14th Nov 2008, 01:57am

hi flam me here again my uncle the late jonny morrison he was the cobler at the shop across from the lavys in bardowie st later the shoe factory near denmark st he was a good freind of johny hendersons never out of the bookies and hacksons whith my granda willie my first love came from first square helen hendrie was her name her brother was davie if you see bobbie again give him my regards he took me to the black museum at police headquarters back in 1997 had a look at peter manaual gun the last man to be hanged in scotland plus many other things cheers john watson

Posted by: flam 14th Nov 2008, 01:06pm

Hi John Watson and Anne Teak .The Ones who owned the shops I believe where Connies,Walters and I am not too sure about the fruiterer but I do know an Andy ran it for a liitle while,John concerning the cobblers near the Lavvies in Bardowie St one of my friends ended up owning that shop his name was John (Beefy) McKenna and he was a Cobbler who used to play in goal for our local team the Hawthorn Star ..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: flam 14th Nov 2008, 01:14pm

Hi Anne Teak I believe you are talking about the old Perthshire Drinking Club in Ardoch St,which I believe was and old church at one time I remember going in their for my free meals,hopefully the photograph you see will show you where the club was (Extreme Left) Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 14th Nov 2008, 08:12pm

hi anne teak flam is right about the old church in ardoch st it used to be the dinner hall for possil school i remember it cost four shilings and nine pence for the week horible meals thats why the bo ys in my class spent our dinner money on pies from the butcher next to smarts saracen x and still have enough left for penny single woodbine from mary malcoms cheers john watson

Posted by: AnneTeak 14th Nov 2008, 11:02pm

LOL I know John - my gran was a dinner lady there!
I have a picture of her and the other dinner ladies all smiling and cheery -just the way you probably remember them wink.gif
It was a church before my time. Then it was run as The Perthshire Club and my gran worked there too as a cleaner. I used to help her by picking up the loose change dropped by the customers the night before!
Thank you for that pic Flim! I played in the old Possil School in the evenings when it was being demolished. I got a blackboard from it. I also played with the daughter of the janitor from the new school. He lived at the very top in a flat - it was very modern and totally in contrast to across the road! They were Highlander's and I went to see them on New Years Day and thought it was strange that they didn't celebrate Xmas and hand out presents on New Years Day. They were lovely people.

Posted by: flam 14th Nov 2008, 11:15pm

Hi John and Anne Yes those where the days,the community spirit was great,although Anne me and John are slagging off the meals in the wee church ,but honestly we are not blaming your Granny for the crap Meals Ha!Ha! (Sago Etc) Well Anne I have just cottoned on to your Nom De Plume ( Antique) very good..John how dod you not by your Single Woodbine out of McCaffert,s,as they gave you a free match with it,was it to near to your parents house Ha! Ha! Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 15th Nov 2008, 01:52am

hi flam your right about my maw i was wandering is george forester still around he stayed carbeth st the then new housies he was always escaping from borstal he proberly ended up in barlinie also johnny wyles i think he lived near you and remember the aulds bertie played for celtic i played with his brother allan at sarecen north end also did you know harry hood celtic played with us at same club for half a season thought he was to good so went to st rochs that photo whith the snow on ground where is that cheers john w

Posted by: marmill 15th Nov 2008, 05:05am

Hello John.
I think the photo with the snow is bardowie Street going on to Saracen Cross. good to find out what you got up to
Myra (your sister)

Posted by: Guest 15th Nov 2008, 09:06am

QUOTE (marmill @ 15th Nov 2008, 05:13am) *
Hello John.
I think the photo with the snow is bardowie Street going on to Saracen Cross. good to find out what you got up to
Myra (your sister)


James Holliday here... Lived in Hobart Street from 1958 to 1970, right across from St Cuthbert's.
Your bang on Myra... the pic is of Bardowie Street... good to read all your comments... brings back great (and some not so great) memories lol

Posted by: Avril 15th Nov 2008, 05:30pm

Is the photo not Balmore Road???

For those that haven't read it, I'm posting this poem about Possilpark again. I posted it on another topic some time ago. It belonged to my late mum.

NOSTALGIA


I was born in Possilpark
And see no reason to keep it dark
‘Twas a clean and friendly place with little strife
Where we helped one another to cope with life
A ‘close’ knit community we were I fact
And tried to keep the clan intact
Whenever a house ‘to let’ was sighted
Somebody’s nuptials were expedited
It was usual to have an aunt next door
And a brother and sister on another floor
We had no electricity - nothing but gas
Some had pianos - a touch of class!
Others, the charm of music conceding
Just kept canaries with an air of breeding
Street games were rounders and smuggleerie
Leap frog, marbles or spinning a peerie
Ba’, beds, kick the bucket, sometimes peever
Alas! they’ve disappeared – like scarlet fever
Flocks of sheep went to market with dog and drover
On streets where ‘tis dangerous now to cross over
In Bardowie Street, Granny Hope kept hens
And Flannigan’s Farm had pigs in pens
Horse drawn water carts would spray
The dusty streets on a summer’s day
While bare foot bairns with shouts of laughter
Were drenched to the skin as they followed after
Whether the weather was sunny or rainy
There was plenty of fun around ‘Staunalaney’
The building that stood in grand isolation
Across from the church where the congregation
On Sabbath days by the bells were summoned
To remember god – nor forget Henry Drummond!
His sermons were classics, never trifles
(Oh, the Boy’s Brigade drilled in the street with riffles)
The park stretched over to Keppochhill
We sledged there in winter with many a spill
Or climbed Sparrows Dyke bounding Craigbank Gardens
Where now St. Theresa’s dispenses pardons
Here one thing simply must be said
None of US wouyld have knocked off her head!
We knew something of god but little of schism
At school we learned the catechism
The ten commandments we knew by heart
And tried to keep them – at least in part!
It did us no harm to keep these laws
Since we hadn’t been told what a complex was!
Teachers were held in awe of affection
As they used, or did not use, the tawse for correction
They taught us much more than the basic three R’s
And inspired us to hitch our wagons to stars
All the shopkeepers were personal friends
(Except the co-op with its dividends)
They supplied all our needs from jam to jotters
And we went to school with their sons and daughters
There was Jimmy and Davie and Willie and Sammy
And several shops run by somebody’s granny
Mrs McCormack took clothes to be mangled
In her shop where a cage with a green parrot dangled
She sold broken biscuits – a farthing a poke
Plus free entertainment when the parrot spoke
Old Granny Dearie across the street
Made marvellous balls, our favourite sweet
You could make one last – an acquired skill -
While you walked from Possil right to Lambhill
The Chemist’s stock was arrayed on a shelf
The various ingredients he mixed himself
Syrup of squills, glycerine, ipecachuana wine
Threepence worth of this and your chest was fine
Parma Violets, Jockey Club, Ashes of Roses
Were perfumes dispensed in twopenny doses
Possilpark had a host of great personalities
Worthy to grace more prestigious localities
But such is progress and march of time
We sink to ridiculous from the sublime
Whereas we were people of worthy and variety
Now, an impersonal heartless society
Has levelled us all – hero, genius and mystic –
To the common ground of a state statistic
One might go on talking thus ‘Off the Cuff’
But however nostalgic ‘enough is enough!

Posted by: flam 15th Nov 2008, 08:13pm

Hi Avril /Marmil You are both correct concerning the photograph I posted earlier,Balmore Road Tenements are on the left Hand Side while Bardowie St Tenements are more in the Centre,where Mrs Perotti had her Fish and Chip Shop,also there was the Police Box and the Ladies and Gents Toilets,the reason I posted the photo was because John Watson said he used to eat all his pies out of the butchers next to Smarts during his innocent schooldays(Hopefully I am not wrong here but I believe Smarts is now called The Saracen,but there seems to be no sight of the butchers..Avril that was a lovely and nostalgic poem about Possilpark which I can relate to,as my Parents where married in Henry Drummond Church, I have tried to upload more photos but when i try to ,the adverts come on and it is lost this is my fourth time of trying but without a photo, I will try again tomorrow Cheers Flim

Posted by: flam 15th Nov 2008, 08:15pm

Hi Photo hopefully you can see it ..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: AnneTeak 15th Nov 2008, 08:42pm

Hello Avril/Flam/John and others smile.gif
What a beautiful poem Avril! If the tears were on the surface- they're flowing now !

I hope to tell and hear more memories of Possil and to keep alive what a special place it was - I loved and have a great affection for all it had to offer me in my childhood!
My mother and grandmother used to say .."If I could write a book "
Well I am ! My book is about the young lassies who left Possil in the 50's for a better/glamourous life in America- my mother included!
If anyone has memories of this and wishes to post - I and I'm sure others would be very interested smile.gif
Apart from that I hope to enjoy this Board for the "getting together and enjoying Glasgow"- it offers!!
Slainte

Posted by: AnneTeak 15th Nov 2008, 08:47pm

I LOved Glasgow in the snow!! It's the old childhood thing of wanting to run out and play in it ! combined with making everything look fresh and clean - no mean feat in the 50's and 60's with smog and coal dust wink.gif
Thanks Flam for posting that !

Posted by: johnwatson 15th Nov 2008, 10:05pm

hi all you folks out there flam smarts was on the other corner it was a wholesaler for all the wee tasters of the liquid gold i remember colecting all the empty beer and ginger botles from my neibours and the midens got apenny each mcmananses one corner hacksons the other the bank and sarecen bar atthe zebra x hi myra dont tell the family to many of secrets john w ps great wee poem keep them coming

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Nov 2008, 12:51am

hi flam i have a book caled old cowcaddens ,possilpark&lambhill it gives you pictures of the three places and smarts is in there you where right they did own the sarecen but also the wholesaler across the road i think the reason being they could not sell take away drink from the pub if i knew how to send photo i would must learn the book is by andrew stuart printed by cordfall ltd glasgow g4 9rh hope you can get it john w

Posted by: wee mags 16th Nov 2008, 12:51am

I was looking at my cousins site on our families and there is aHelen Mcvey who married one of my ancestors they were married in Lambhll

Posted by: Avril 16th Nov 2008, 12:54am

QUOTE (AnneTeak @ 15th Nov 2008, 09:50pm) *
Hello Avril/Flam/John and others
What a beautiful poem Avril! If the tears were on the surface- they're flowing now !

I hope to tell and hear more memories of Possil and to keep alive what a special place it was - I loved and have a great affection for all it had to offer me in my childhood!
My mother and grandmother used to say .."If I could write a book "
Well I am ! My book is about the young lassies who left Possil in the 50's for a better/glamourous life in America- my mother included!
If anyone has memories of this and wishes to post - I and I'm sure others would be very interested smile.gif
Apart from that I hope to enjoy this Board for the "getting together and enjoying Glasgow"- it offers!!
Slainte



Yes Anne, it is a very moving and true poem.

Funny you should mention writing a book, that's exactly what I have done. The first one was published in 2006 and the sequel was released a couple of weeks ago on 31st October. I got a wonderful offer of a contract from a publisher for the sequel, I couldn't believe it myself but they have invested thousands of pounds in my writing. Have a look on this link:

http://www.glescapals.com/profiles/avrilsaunders.htm

I know from experience that encouragement, especially from a fellow Glaswegian goes a long way, I wish you every success and good luck with your book

Let me know if you need any help and I'll try and point you in the right direction. X rolleyes.gif X

Posted by: Avril 16th Nov 2008, 12:56am

Mags, my grandmother was a McVey, she lived in Maryhill

Posted by: HollidayJim 16th Nov 2008, 08:48am

Jim Holliday here... I lived in Hobart Street in the 60's, attended Saracen primary and then Possil secondary, bought my first 3d single from the wee shop on the corner of Bardowie Street. Found this site be accident and it brought back lots of good memories of the district.... it's put a smile on my face when I think back to the outrageous things we used to get up to

Posted by: flam 16th Nov 2008, 10:30am

Hi Jim Holliday .The shop you likely would have got your single fag out of,as John Watson would verify would have been McCafferty,s at the corner of Bardowie St and Carbeth St,Jim if you go back a couple of pages you will see a photograph of McCafferty,s although all the old tenements are away as is John Watsons old address,Hi John Watson the name of the shop that sold the golden liquor was as I remember it,was it Haddows,you must remember I was not too much of a drinker laugh.gif Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: audreystead 16th Nov 2008, 03:04pm

Hi to Isabella (surname Castle), nee Bond family. Can you email me please i think you may have the same grandfather as my mother, his name was William Bond and he lived in Stobcross Street, then moved to Hamiltonhill Steps later on. can you please get in touch with me at my email address: audreystead@aol.com

Thanks

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Nov 2008, 08:17pm

hi jim good tp here from you and all the others a wee bit of history from my wee book the woodside founded 1901 by a p newall the newall family descendants retired to jersey one son murdered his parents he and his young brother buried them and are still in prison possil school built 1890 the first headmaster was mr vincent nickname cuddy the askit factory built 1911 as you know became the blnd asylum neet door harpers wholesale confetionary other name for sweeties ha ha iused to go their with my pals wont tell what we did cheers john w

Posted by: AnneTeak 16th Nov 2008, 09:45pm



Hello All

I have tried to post a pic here that my mother had when a street photographer came in 1939 - no idea who the photographer was but think it was a great idea (especially painting "Chums" on the wall.
This is my first time posting a pic however I'm not sure about the size of it and how to adjust it smile.gif

Posted by: stuarty 16th Nov 2008, 09:48pm

QUOTE (AnneTeak @ 14th Nov 2008, 12:47am) *
Hello John and Flim !
I'm joining in here
Is that pic Bardowie Street ? I haven't been there in ages!
If that is I remember the whole street with tenements either side and a dry cleaners somewhere in that pic. A wee woman had a shop there too just across the road from the church at the corner of Ardoch Street - I remember cause she used to sit next to the freezer which had great pear flavoured ice lollies smile.gif Strange the things you remember !!
Do you remember the Perthshire Club and the fire. I lived next close to it and was rescued by a fireman who carried me and my budgie (in a cage) down the stairs .
I'll stop now - ramble alert ......
hello anne teak a love the name well picked and wellcome to the gg take what you want and enjoy and stay a while lots of wee places for you to visit ok huggles from me to you wub.gif

Posted by: AnneTeak 17th Nov 2008, 12:58pm

Hello Stuarty
Thanks very much smile.gif
I will join in no problem - it's the keeping me quiet bit that proves difficult cool.gif

Posted by: flam 17th Nov 2008, 03:39pm

hI all Possilonians Keep up the good work Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 17th Nov 2008, 10:13pm

hi flam thanks for photo of the haloween pen brings back memories i was wandering about the swhepps factory top of carbeth st is it still there remeber as as a boy geting the glass tubes and using as pea shooters and the wee gospel hall in sunnylaw st went there to watch the slides and get free glass of ginger and a cake cheers john w

Posted by: flam 18th Nov 2008, 12:01am

Hi John Watson I am afraid that Sweppes has been demolished a number of years ago ,but here is a photo of the wee Gospel Mission Hall which if you remember was next to the Co-operative (Later became the New Hawthorn Pub) at Balgair St Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 18th Nov 2008, 12:47am

hi flam thanks for that i remeber that wee hall but the one i was refering to was the one in sunnylaw st it was next door to the wafer factory then the three shops were co op and butcher then the fruit shop that was andys a wall and railings seperated from my back yard the shops back was called the greeny as boys we used to play football in there cheersjohn

Posted by: flam 18th Nov 2008, 08:53am

Hi John Watson Is theGospel Hall that you are talking about not in Post 53,as maybe my memory is not too good,but the only buildings I remember,where the Saw Doctors at the corner of Sunnylaw St,Then the Orange Halls which could possibly have been a Mission at one time,then you had ? Connie,Walters and Andy,s which was near the bottom of Carbeth St ? and then a wall, The lad I remember from that Area was Davie Alexander who died very young Cheers Flim

Posted by: marmill 18th Nov 2008, 09:18am

Hi John/one & all
does anyone remember Dr Montgomery she had the Drs surgery in Bardowie st. accross fron the toilets. John we used to go to allans mission with grannie, for the pies and and some nights they had buns. rememeber the Sunday picnics with our tin cups. Our Great Grannie Morrison and Great Grandad used to be the cartakers of our close that is why their house was bigger than ours then auntie Lizzie moved in when Great granda died. they had a lot to do with the mission. great photos I cant remember the hobart street one though. Jemima and John Walkers mum looked after the toilets in later years.

Myra (marmill)
P.S your secrets are safe with me I wont tell a sole

Posted by: flam 18th Nov 2008, 11:39am

Hi Marmil When you say you went to Allans Mission was this the one in Sunnylaw St John Watson was referring to,or was it the one in Bardowie St ,also when you say that your Great Granny Morr and Great Grandad used to be caretakers of your close what street would that have been on Cheers Flim

Posted by: brian432 18th Nov 2008, 07:10pm

G'day Marmill
My mother went to Dr Montgomery, but the surgery was in the row of shops next to the Vogue picture hall in Balmore rd. Would this be the same one. unsure.gif I went to Dr Paterson in the same surgery.

Posted by: flam 18th Nov 2008, 08:06pm

Hi Brian432 Is this the wee row of shops that you are talking about,as you can see there is a Doctors Surgery next to the Vogue (Mecca) I know for definite there was a Doctors Surgery next to the Ladies and Gents toilets in Bardowie St ,but I thought it was Dr Montgomery but this could be a senior moment Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 18th Nov 2008, 08:38pm

thanks flam for letting me know john w

Posted by: johnwatson 18th Nov 2008, 09:44pm

hi flam and marmill the wee hall in bardowie st was the band of hope i have a photo of my great granda whith his horse and cart he used to deliver the bread around possil thertys and fortys does anybody remember the grangers wee ronnie corner carbeth and sunnylaw sts his father had a big furniture van he parked it outside his close and as kids used to play in the back of it the ps the granda im refering to is morrison cheers john w

Posted by: AnneTeak 18th Nov 2008, 10:02pm

My doctor was a Dr Fitzsimmons - can't remember the street but it was in a close!

Posted by: AnneTeak 18th Nov 2008, 10:07pm

QUOTE (Avril @ 16th Nov 2008, 01:02am) *
Let me know if you need any help and I'll try and point you in the right direction. X rolleyes.gif X


Thank you Avril - very much ! My biggest problem is procrastination but apparently it goes with the territory!
I aim for 10 pages a week - we'll see biggrin.gif
You must be very proud of your book - I am in the process of ordering a copy

Posted by: flam 18th Nov 2008, 11:08pm

Hi John Watson Where abouts was this wee mission that you talk about,you have certainly got my mind going round in circles if it was not in Post 53 or Post 79 rolleyes.gif ,There used to be a wee dumpy guy by the name of Johnny Granger he was a removal man and had a family one of the girls was caled Ellen,and he had a son who worked in Hacksons at Saracen Cross,..Anne Teak I believe that both of the Doctors Fitzimmons (Celtic Doctor) are dead and his daughter runs the practice at Bardowie St/Carbeth St corner,of which i am a patient..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 18th Nov 2008, 11:38pm

i flam it was the post 79 iremember my mother used to go there and that what she called it yes thats the grangers i remember painting ellens house in bardowie st after she got maried it was the close between the fish shop and steels sorry for confusing you john w

Posted by: flam 19th Nov 2008, 12:11am

Hi John Watson Where you a Painter/Decorator or where you just a handyman,the reason I am asking you is wee Charlie Rae who stayed up Bobby Dinnies close in Bardowie St I think was one ,.here is a poor photo of Possil Y.M. concert in the late fifties/early sixties my brother is second from the right with the suit on I am sure Johnny Wiles is in there somewhere,Bobby gave me this photo its about somewhere in the house and is in better condition than this posted one Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 19th Nov 2008, 02:09am

hi flam yes i was an aprentice painter i started my trade for monkhouse decoraters just along from st andrews hall in then worked for a guy from pollock he had a wee workshop at east park home whitch i done then traveled all scotland painting the sloans shops they used to sell furniture and curtains i finished up for a guy alex from milton we done the baldrainie scheme above port glasgow for two years then went to aussie i knew wee jimmy that photo iam i iam the one behind the guy whith the mike ithink i performed in all them concerts bobbie will still have all the photos the last place we performed was around the corner from possil ym in 1997 i had a drink there whith my old mate davie gow lived in denmark st back in fifties sixties cheers john w

Posted by: flam 19th Nov 2008, 08:40am

Hi John Watson Since this was a partial stage show dressing up and that ,are you the big fellow at the back with a hairstyle similar to Hitler with your hand in the air t(No Offence meant) the photo is over 40 years old,but is Johnny Wyles not the Guy with head between the two girls shoulder Charlie Rae is the wee blond headed fellow at the side of the fellow with the mike and the Guitarist behind him is I believe Kenny Williamson Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 19th Nov 2008, 07:36pm

helo flam the reason i had my hair like that was for my part in the show false mo and in my hand was a pipe iwas standing on a wee stool its amasing how things come back to you the guy next to johny is jimmy hutchison i think and the girl name was val i think jimmy later maried her the guy whith the witchies hat played the ugly sister part of the show was cinda rella iwould have known your brother cheers john w

Posted by: johnwatson 19th Nov 2008, 10:19pm

hi flam i was sitting down thinking about that photo the guy in the hat was fairy godmother not ugly sister and i think it was danny murry he joined the army he came from the street between saracen and denmark i forget the name of it john w

Posted by: flam 19th Nov 2008, 10:50pm

Hi John Watson Quote from Bobby,s book"The Late Robert Howat took part in Cinderella and also ballet which was a scream.The boys wore football boots for this ". well John you must have a great memory Cheers Flim

Posted by: flam 20th Nov 2008, 12:04pm

Hi Holliday Jim Here is a photo of Saracen School in Hobart St and a Preparation one for demolition Cheers Flim




 

Posted by: Katherine 20th Nov 2008, 06:23pm

QUOTE (AnneTeak @ 18th Nov 2008, 10:10pm) *
My doctor was a Dr Fitzsimmons - can't remember the street but it was in a close!

hallo there, he was also our doctor, his wife was a gynaecologist to whom my
mother went over her very many pregnacies. His, surgery was in Saracen St. 1 or 2 up from 339, my uncle`s close., just after the dairy. I went to the chemist at the Mecca for our cough bottler and diligently asked for SYRUP OF SQUIRRELS, instead of squills, ha, ha. Those were the days in my Hawthorn St. No. 62. Anone know us. They must. THE PATERSONS, the biggest family in the whole of Possil I think. I am Katherine., now living in the south of Germany, in our twin city Nuremerg.Anyody know us????????.
Dont know how to get this on the main blog. Pls help wub.gif

Posted by: flam 20th Nov 2008, 06:30pm

Hi Katherine I presume its the Pattersons of Possilpark that you are referring to,there where Patersons in Bardowie St and Patersons in Sunnylaw St Cheers Flim

Posted by: Katherine 21st Nov 2008, 12:22am

QUOTE (flam @ 20th Nov 2008, 06:38pm) *
Hi Katherine I presume its the Pattersons of Possilpark that you are referring to,there where Patersons in Bardowie St and Patersons in Sunnylaw St Cheers Flim

Hi Flim, do u know us? By the way its Paterson with 1 T. Please get back.
The family: Tom, Daniel, Katherine, Mary. Elizaeth, Frances, John, Charles etc.
I went to St. Agnes, then St. Cuthberts, then up ti St.Augustines- Our daddy ran
the Celtic bus from the pub in Mansion St. The newsagent was Macklins, where I
did the paper round (passed onlater when I went to St. Augustins). We moved to Garthamlock when I was 16. Perhaps someone will remember us. Am also at the same time looking for a relation, MAY HALFPENNY, lived next close, just after Bobby Macklins shop.
awrabest
Katherine

Posted by: flam 21st Nov 2008, 11:46am

Hi Katherine I do not think i can of much help concerning if it is one t or two but the Patersons (Hopefully right spelling) John Paterson lived in Bardowie St and had a number of children he had a son called John and a Daughter called Sandra but there where others, the other Patersons I remember where in Sunnylaw St ,these where the parents of the John who stayed in Bardowie,The Parents also had another two sons called Duncan and Gordon,Hope fully you can understand this post as it seems a little confusing even to me ..Cheers Flim

Posted by: buntyq 21st Nov 2008, 05:51pm

That was sad to see the demolition of Saracen School. I went to Hamiltonhill R.C. School which was next door to then recently built Saracen School. Our school was wooden. How we envied the Protestants who attended that lovely school. Later they built St. Cuthberts which was acroos the street from our home on Auckland Street.

I wonder if they could not have converted Saracen School into homes for the elderly instead of demolishing it.

Posted by: flam 21st Nov 2008, 11:31pm

Hi Buntyq .What actually happened was it was set fire to after being vandalised ,it had lain dormant and open to vandalism, you are quite correct it would not have taken much to make it into a Old Folks Home or something similar ,here is a photo of the school that you would have went to ,are you not the lady who came back to Auckland St where you once stayed and the tenants,let you have a wee decko ,over a year ago Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: marmill 25th Nov 2008, 09:20am

Hi Flam and all,mission we went to was in Bardowie Street. also Dr Montgomerie was in Bardowie Street but later moved to the one near the mecca her son was also a Doctor he Was
Alasdair Montgomerie. It was sad to see the school being in that state.

Ronnie Granger I was told lived in the flats that were built up near the canal at the top of Bardowie street I was told he had been run over with a bus and it left him with a limp not sure how true that is he and I used to play together with the other children in Carbeth Street. his mother died when he was young. we lived in num 90, as did my grandparents and great granparents.
cheer.s Marmill

Posted by: Guest Rachel * 25th Nov 2008, 03:32pm

Hello Everyone
I'm a new user, didn't grow up in Possil, but had an allotment up there in the 1990s, just above the Applecross basin on the canal, and have very fond memories of the place, even though it was in the doldrums then, with a bad reputation for drugs and crime etc. I remember the two local men who ran the local allotment society in particular, they were just great, real stalwarts, always lending a helping hand to other plotholders, and there was a great community spirit. I've enjoyed reading all your posts very much, but I'm wondering if someone can clear a minor point up for me? Is it Possilpark or just Possil? I always knew it as plain Possil, or does that just refer to the (post-war) housing scheme above the canal? Is Possilpark the wider area, that used to encompass the Saracen foundry and all the other industry and workers' housing?

Posted by: flam 25th Nov 2008, 04:57pm

Hi Marmill These would have been the flats that your friend Ronnie Granger would have moved to ,they are called Westercommon Flats but each multi-storey I believe has a different name ,also post 79 would have been the little Mission Hall you would have went to when you where just a child


 

Posted by: Guest 25th Nov 2008, 09:45pm

Can anyone give me the names of Churches (of Scotland) in the area of Sunnylaw Street/ Redmoss Street? Anyone got any pictures of such churches there.

Posted by: jamesieboyvision Vogel 25th Nov 2008, 10:11pm

QUOTE (JanetteMcCormack@aol.com @ 6th Sep 2008, 07:55am) *
I was born at 26 Allander St,Possilpark,when I was 15.I worked in Perrotis fish and chip shop with my 2 sisters, the Perrotis were great people, their real name was Bonnacorsi. my auntie lizzy McVey lived most of her life in Sunnylaw Street,anyone remember them? My name was Janie Connor, married dad or Robert McCormack from Stronend Street. Have lived in California for 32 years now.Iwent to StTeresas primary school then St.Cuthberts. Would like to here from somebody from Possil or Cumbernauld.My first time on this site. Bye for now.


I was born at 34 Allander Street in 1939. I knew the Bates's, Pat & Eddie Kavanagh,Goldies, Mercers, Michael Bradley from across the road.Went to East Keppoch primary. I know Possil fairly well, and I worked in Cumbernauld until I retired. I don't know the Italian names you mention, but I remember the Night Star and Chieftain fish & chip shops. I also remember the Handy Stores, McCourts Dairy and a fruit and vegetable shop at the bottom of Allander Street. We moved away from Allander Street in 1950.
James Price.

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Dec 2008, 02:13am

hi flam the flats in the photo is that were the coup and alotments at the top of bardowie st iheard they built some there if it is you would get good view of firhill park cheers john w

Posted by: flam 1st Dec 2008, 10:22pm

Hi JohnWatson .Yes you are quite correct acroos from the 4 in a block type house there where Prefabs and then you had 2 football pitches as you headed towards the Canal, you could watch a part of the games at Firhill if you stood on Misers Hill, when I was young I used to take my Motor Bike up and over the Coup,and around the Quarry Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Dec 2008, 10:49pm

hi flam i done a lot of fishing at that same spot in the photo for perch also played footbal on the pitches for possil school and the ym used to play against sunnylaw and pamure sts as a boy i remember watching the jags v rangers on that hill cheers john w

hi flam i done a lot of fishing at that same spot in the photo for perch also played footbal on the pitches for possil school and the ym used to play against sunnylaw and pamure sts as a boy i remember watching the jags v rangers on that hill cheers john w

Posted by: AnneTeak 2nd Dec 2008, 01:51pm

Hi Possilonians
My mother has requested a run down of names and places mentioned here so far, so I'm off to do my research - she rambles more than I do rolleyes.gif... will post the results!

Posted by: flam 2nd Dec 2008, 02:29pm

Hi John Watson and Anne Teak..John what era are you talking about when you said you played against Sunnylaw St/Panmure St,as we had a football team that played called Hawthorn Star,I know loads of the Lads names who played for us, and lads against us and as you know we played from dawn to dusk My Era would have been from 1955- 1970,s, also we used to swim at the safety gates in the photo and my mates would fish for Pike,Roach and Perch ,Hi Anne teak was your mother a Possilonian.Here is not too good a photo of the re-furbished Firhill Football Ground with Murano St in the background Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 2nd Dec 2008, 11:35pm

hi flam my era was 1954 to1958 i played for sarecen north end then we trained in the gym at possil school some of the boys were jimmy hutchison george robertson allan dinnie john bustard george fisher our coach was a guy named gordie as i say the games against sunnylaw pamure sts were just made up among our locals used to be a bit of a banter in they days i went from there to possil ym i think g robertson came from your area cheers john w

Posted by: marmill 3rd Dec 2008, 10:31am

Hi Flam thanks for the photo. does anyone else remember the sunday school picnics from the mission or the pie nights and paris buns. does anyone else remember the grangers, cheers Marmill

Posted by: possilgirl 3rd Dec 2008, 11:32am

anybody remember the houses that fell down on Bardowie st or Barloch st ,,,same st as the masonic hall I know that happened while I was still at East Keppoch , it was the big black building the police station is there now ?????

Posted by: flam 3rd Dec 2008, 02:44pm

Hi Possilgirl This photograph would be around the area that you describe of the old tenement collapsing,unfortunately I personally cannot remember it,but the year most likely would have been 1997/8 and the January gale ,Hi JohnWatson We used to play on a Sunday up the pitches with local lads and guys from the Milton , Tam Burnside,Tottie Doleman,Neil Duffy, there was a George Robertson who stayed up Bobby Dinnies close next door to a guy called Jackie McLuskey Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 3rd Dec 2008, 07:27pm

hi flam it could have been that george robertson neil duffy did he go on to play for partick thistle he played late fifties by the way it was bobies sister who passed away cheers john w

Posted by: flam 3rd Dec 2008, 09:55pm

Hi JohnWatson I must apologise for giving you the wrong information about Betty ,Bobbies wife,as I said I met an old mate from years back on the 54 bus that gave me this info,Thank God I did not meet Bobby to pass on my condolensces.Yes john Neil Duffy did play for Thistle,also a guy called Gordy used to come up to our house to talk to my younger brother about football and he was a coach,and he wanted him to play against a team called Harmony Row ,my younger brother also went about with a guy called John Watson,but he stayed in Bilsland Drive (I think) Sorry once again Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 4th Dec 2008, 01:56am

hi flam that would have been the same gordie we played against harmony row quite a bit also against a team called hafia played them at perthshire ground in ashfeild st five or six times what was your brothers first name cheers john w

hi flam that would have been the same gordie we played against harmony row quite a bit also against a team called hafia played them at perthshire ground in ashfeild st five or six times what was your brothers first name cheers john w

Posted by: Guest flam * 4th Dec 2008, 06:32pm

Hi John Watson My younger brother was called Robert Howat,I did name him a few posts ago when I showed you the photo of the Possil Y.M. show, if he was living today he would be 66 years of age,the team you name Hafia where they not Jewish /Middle East team as we used to play a team in similar name to that at Perthshire Ground and they always paid for the hire,it is funny thinking that a namesake of yours used to come up to our house for my brother (What a Coincidence) Cheers Flim

Posted by: flam 4th Dec 2008, 06:45pm

Hi John Watson My brother Robert would be 66 Years of age if he where alive today , I presume you must have missed it on an earlier posting Photo of Possil Y.M. Show with yourself in it, with a quote from Bobby Dinnies Book,John was Hafia a Jewish / Middle East team,as we used to play a team with a name almost similat to that, it was always at Perthshire Junior Club that we played them,I must admit they paid for all the expenses Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: hudggy 4th Dec 2008, 07:39pm

Hi possilgirl,

I was living in the top floor just got married that August so we lived with ex's aunt. The year was November 1961 a Sunday morning I was having a long lie when there was a crash and I looked up form my bed out the window to see all this dust passing. The next thing the door was almost knocked in as the police wre getting everyone out it was around 10 in the morning. The gable end gave way luckily we were on the other side of the building we did not get back into the house for hours. It was in Barloch st near the corner of Bardowie St just at Sammy Devines my uncles first shop.


Hudggy

Posted by: johnwatson 4th Dec 2008, 07:39pm

hi flam your brothers name seems to ring a bell and yes hafia were a jewish team i also remember playing a lot at a borstal we used to walk through milton to get to it cheers john w

Posted by: flam 5th Dec 2008, 10:38am

Hi John Watson I just cant remember the Borstal that you speak about,where you walked through the Milton area,possibly some of the Possilonians may remember,here is a photo of Firhill Stadium, the photo istaken from where the old football piches used to be .Hi Hudgy good to hear from you again although I stayed in Possil at the time (Sunnylaw St) I could not remember ,another great piece of Information..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: lindabraveheart 5th Dec 2008, 02:33pm

QUOTE (johnwatson @ 18th Nov 2008, 12:46am) *
hi flam thanks for that i remeber that wee hall but the one i was refering to was the one in sunnylaw st it was next door to the wafer factory then the three shops were co op and butcher then the fruit shop that was andys a wall and railings seperated from my back yard the shops back was called the greeny as boys we used to play football in there cheersjohn

ohmy.gif oh happy days oh happy dayz was the gospel hall not round were the factors office was in bardowie st n the orange halls down at sunny law street goin onto balmore road xx smile.gif

Posted by: lindabraveheart 5th Dec 2008, 02:39pm

hello, im new to all this so can anybody tell me how this all works as im clicking hear ther n everywere and im lost lol xx tongue.gif im all over the place i like 2 hear all the old stories and new ones so il keep ploddin along till i get the hang of all this haha i was born n bread in possil and i loved it we had all go smile.gif od neighbours who were always ther wen eva u needed them i went to possilpark sec school had a good time all round xx oh happy days wat was the name of thestreet wen lookin down from westercommon flats from the top of the stairs ? thanx it be a good help

Posted by: johnwatson 5th Dec 2008, 08:04pm

hi linda if you go back a few pages you will find photos of the flats that flam has posted ithink you are refering to bardowie st what street in possil did you come from cheers john watson

Posted by: flam 5th Dec 2008, 11:14pm

Hi John Watson and Lindabraveheart. The street you are referring to would have been Balglass St which ran from Sunnylaw St to Panmure St,across from the dummy railway, and yes as John Watson said you are likely talking about the Mission Hall in Bardowie St which I posted a photo of,if you go back a few pages you may see some other photos which you may recognise, I presume you must have stayed somewhere around Westercommon flats when enquiring about the stairs,what era are we talking about , Lindabraveheart you seem to be doing O.K. with the posting ..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 6th Dec 2008, 09:48pm

hi flam i have just got in touch whith john wales i think it is the same one he is on the freinds united sight possil ym waiting to here back from him told him about this sight cheers john w

hi flam i have just got in touch whith john wales i think it is the same one he is on the freinds united sight possil ym waiting to here back from him told him about this sight cheers john w

Posted by: johnwatson@inspire.net.nz 10th Dec 2008, 01:06am

hi flam i seem to have lost my ability to post will be in touch

Posted by: johnwatson 10th Dec 2008, 11:52pm

hi flam it has been a few days i seem to have lost the sight but back again i hope iwas want to know was there a possilpark elementry school if so where i thought a man whith your knowlage would know cheers jw

Posted by: possilgirl 11th Dec 2008, 01:57pm

Hi Flam first have to say I love your photo's ,,, But the building im talking about fell down in the 60's as I was about 7 or 8 at the time

Posted by: possilgirl 11th Dec 2008, 02:00pm

That would be right hudgy I just saw your answer <<<<< dafty here , thought it was in the 60;s

Posted by: flam 11th Dec 2008, 08:46pm

Hi Possilgirl as you said Hudgy gave you the information in an earlier post, I was only posting the photo of the derelict building to show Lindabraveheart where the old factoers ofice once would have stood which was on the right of the photo,and on the left would have been the Co-op Van,it then became the Co-op building ,and then finally the New Hawthon Pub..at the top of the photo you will see a building at the corner of Auckland St /Hobart St..Hi John pray tell me what an elementary school is as I went to St Cuthberts ( Hated it ) also concerning Johnny Wales I am almost certain he used to tag along with myself and other lads from Possil to go for a not too serious game of golf at Ruchill 9 hole golf course Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 11th Dec 2008, 09:43pm

hi flam dont know myself just that my mothers cousin went there i think she must be refering to high possil school have not heard from j wales yet his profile says he is living bishopbriggs and coaching thistle youth teams cheeres john w

Posted by: sss65 13th Dec 2008, 04:45pm

QUOTE
Hi Katherine I do not think i can of much help concerning if it is one t or two but the Patersons (Hopefully right spelling) John Paterson lived in Bardowie St and had a number of children he had a son called John and a Daughter called Sandra but there where others, the other Patersons I remember where in Sunnylaw St ,these where the parents of the John who stayed in Bardowie,The Parents also had another two sons called Duncan and Gordon,Hope fully you can understand this post as it seems a little confusing even to me ..Cheers Flim


Hi there flam and katherine - - not sure if you are connected to me but my Great grandmother was Agnes Paterson who died in 1902. her parents were Archibald and Sarah paterson (Mogie) They were living at number 56 Hawthorn Street when Agnes was born in 1876
They also lived in mansion Street no 82 and then in Possil road number 220.

Posted by: johnwatson 13th Dec 2008, 09:04pm

hi flam i was wondering if you could do a favor on freinds unt sight there is a photo of sarecen school pupils 1949 1956 can you down load and put on our possil sight i dont know how if you type in possilpark secondry school carbeth st then type jim hastings 1958 it is on his profile i am in it and sure a lot possil will reconize them selves hope you can do it thanks jw

Posted by: flam 14th Dec 2008, 12:35pm

Hi John Watson I tried to download the photograph you requested but It does not give you permission to do so, so i asked Jim Hastings if he could E-mail it to me and i would download to you and after requesting all this i noticed that you had already commented on the photo Ha!Ha! I recognised a couple in the photo as being Isobel Giddions ( Stronend St) and JohnnyWatret (Panmure St) I woud like that photo myself so icould try and enlarge it to suit my eyes Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 15th Dec 2008, 12:26am

hi flam thanks for that do you know jim hasting i remember in one of your posts that you used to play football with johnny wartret small world hope you get photo also billy graham i think he was in charge of the perthshire club in ardoch st at one time cheers jw

Posted by: flam 15th Dec 2008, 11:17pm

Hi John Yes I remember the Perthshire Club well, you wont believe it but I was up in my pals tonight and we just got started reminiscing about Bardowie St and surrounding area and that came up in the conversation, did you know that it was a small church hall at one time, then we used to go and get our school dinners there, I cant for the life of me recall a Jim Hastings, there used to be a couple of lads I knew from

Hi John Yes I remember the Perthshire Club well, you wont believe it but I was up in my pals tonight and we just got started reminiscing about Bardowie St and surrounding area and that came up in the conversation, did you know that it was a small church hall at one time, then we used to go and get our school dinners there, I cant for the life of me recall a Jim Hastings, there used to be a couple of lads I knew from

Posted by: flam 15th Dec 2008, 11:23pm

Hi John Computer glitch..Carbeth St area Andy Sloan always smiling and Big Davie Alexander and a guy called Harry? There used to be a guy called John Watson sometimes visited our house I think my young brother was keen on his sister , before he joined the R.A.F. I wonder if they where relations of yours Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Dec 2008, 12:58am

hi flam as in a few posts back perthshire used to be possil school dinner hall it went to club about 1959 i had my going away party there 1963 billy and jim graham where at it also i remember davie and andy there was a harry lived second close up from stonyhurst st right hand side my sister was myra she went to aussie about eight years after me she is on the sight as marmill mabe same one she might answer soon do you know the dinghams stonyhurst i st square billy d was on tele 1960 quize show they had to gues wat he had he won a few bob it was a pair chopsticks he hang around whith jim g frank b and me at wee used to stand at mccaffertys most nights cheeres jw

Posted by: maureen lyons 17th Dec 2008, 08:29pm

hi all my name is maureen ..lived in panmure street all my life haaha well untill i was 19 then took of to south africa which has beeen my home since then ....do any of u remember mr mcquade science just loved thhe man,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by: johnwatson 18th Dec 2008, 11:46pm

hi flam i posted on sport and leisure trying to find the boxers name of the last fight at firhill park i thnk he came from possil my father knew him early fifties ithink it was for comonwealth or world title cheers jw

Posted by: Avril 19th Dec 2008, 08:54am

John, is this the photo you're looking for? I posted it on GlescaPals for Jim Watt's sister. BTW is Jim Watt the boxer you were thinking of?

My brother is sitting on the extreme left in the front row, he's a professor now. Possil produced some real talent biggrin.gif

Saracen Primary School c1951



Posted by: hudggy 19th Dec 2008, 10:33am

Hi johnwatson,

I think the boxer you are thinking of was Peter Keanen had a gym done around Woodside area.

Regards Hudggy

Posted by: flam 19th Dec 2008, 11:22am

Hi Hudgy I go along with you saying it could have been Peter Keenan , as I remember correctly watching Peter fight for some Title at Firhill from a Vantage point called "Misers Hill" across from the Forth and Clyde Canal ( Free View) it certainly could not have been Jim Watt as he fought in the seventies/eighties I believe ,and he stayed in Killearn St,Possil Cheers Flim

Posted by: Avril 19th Dec 2008, 12:04pm

My father-in-law sparred and trained with Peter Keenan smile.gif

Posted by: valleyboy38 19th Dec 2008, 07:44pm

the club is called The Corinthian Club it was in Ashley St off St Georges Rd the boxers who trained there where John Cowboy Macormick Bobby Mallon Terry Feeley a few i remember

Posted by: johnwatson 19th Dec 2008, 08:11pm

hi everybody thanks for that info yes it was peter keenan as i said my father was a pal of his just couldnt remember name jim watt played football at sarecen north end he now lives in bishopbrigs the other possil boxer was cowboy mccormick he trained at possil ym by himself when i was there i think he came from up your area flam thank for photo avril unfortunerly wrong class but good to see old faces cheers jw

Posted by: flam 19th Dec 2008, 09:52pm

Hi John I think that John " Cowboy " McCormack was a Maryhill lad, he won the British Title (I think ) when Terry Downes was Disqualified for a low blow ,but Bertie Auld he came from Panmure St, Possil Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 19th Dec 2008, 10:36pm

thanks for that flam i knew bertie came from pamure st he stayed in the first close next to walkway cuting through from coup i played football whith his brother allen cheers jw

Posted by: marmill 20th Dec 2008, 03:32am

HI FLAM J.WATSON'S SISTER HERE MARMILL(MYRA) I REMEMBER A HARRY THAT LIVED THERE BUT CANT BRING TO MIND HIS SECOND NAME I THINK HIS BRO WAS A PAL OF JOHNS IT WAS SO LONG AGO THANKS FOR KEEPING OUR MEMORIES ALIVE CHEERS MARMILL

Posted by: flam 21st Dec 2008, 12:03am

Hi Marmil As I said to John (Your Brother } there used to bea guy called John Watson who came to our house to see my brother,who was keen on John sister but I am sure they stayed in Ruchill area ,but that was in the late fifties( What a coincidence ) I will try and rack my brains to see if I can come up with Harry,s surname as it could possibly be different from the one you vaguely remember, if you stayed in Carbeth St at the prent time this is what you would walk out to,this was once a grocers shop,I wonder if you can remember the name of it (Corner of Bardowie St and Carbeth St across from Mc Cafferty,s..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: johnwatson 21st Dec 2008, 01:52am

hi flam that shop was dans groceries next to bookies above the shop lived the porters they went to south africa about 1957 i used to play whith the boy john cheers jw

Posted by: marmill 22nd Dec 2008, 10:24am

HI FLIM I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME BUT I USED TO GO THERE ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL AND BY AN ICE LOLLIE THERE AS THEY MADE THEM WITH GINGER THE ONE I LIKED WAS ORANGE AND JOHN IS RIGHT IT WAS NEXT TO THE BETTING SHOP. WHAT A CHANGE THANKS FOR THE PHOTO I WORKED IN THE PAWN SHOP IN BARDOWIE ST NEAR HACKSONS CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME AT THE MOMENT BUT ONE OF THE DINNIE BOYS WHO WAS JOHNS PAL COMPLAIND ABOUT ME WORKING THERE AS HE USED TO COME IN HIS COUSIN MAUREEN HAS BEEN MY BEST PAL FOR 45YRS. MARMILL

Posted by: marmill 22nd Dec 2008, 10:32am

hI FLIM THANKS FOR PHOTO I USED TO GO THRER ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL TO BY AN ICE LOLLIE THEY MADE THE BEST I CANNOT REMEMER THE NAME THOUGH JOHN WAS RIGHT IT WAS NEXT TO THE BOOKIES MY FIRST JOB WAS IN THE PAWN SHOP NEAR HACKSONS IN BARDOWIE ST. IN FACT ONE OF THE DINNIE BOYS COMPLAINED BECAUSE I WORKED THERE HE IS DEAD KNOW HE WAS STABBED WHILE TRYING TO BREAK UP A FIGHT. A GOOD FEW YEARS AGO CHEERS MARMILL

Posted by: bardowie 22nd Dec 2008, 02:14pm

QUOTE (JanetteMcCormack@aol.com @ 6th Sep 2008, 07:46am) *
I was born at 26 Allander St,Possilpark,when I was 15.I worked in Perrotis fish and chip shop with my 2 sisters, the Perrotis were great people, their real name was Bonnacorsi. my auntie lizzy McVey lived most of her life in Sunnylaw Street,anyone remember them? My name was Janie Connor, married dad or Robert McCormack from Stronend Street. Have lived in California for 32 years now.Iwent to StTeresas primary school then St.Cuthberts. Would like to here from somebody from Possil or Cumbernauld.My first time on this site. Bye for now.
my name is ian donaldson i was born in1936 at 133 bardowie st it is above pirottis shop they lived on the first landing we where on the top landing when did you live there I have lived in toronto for the past 45 years

Posted by: johnwatson 22nd Dec 2008, 09:35pm

hi ian welcome to the sight my late uncle and aunty lived up the same close as you their names where billy and nessie morrison son allen still living in glasgow daughter pauline has just went to australia i lived just up the road carbeth st went to aussie 1963 now living new zaland hope to hear from you soon cheers jw

Posted by: flam 22nd Dec 2008, 11:26pm

Hi John,Marmil and newcomer Bardowie ( I an ) The shop I remember at the corner was Dan Dyers then it became Jimmy Mc Carrons , I worked in the Bookies that was attached to it Robertsons, I believe the boy that was stabbed was called Ian Dinnie and one year they had a Domino Tournament in his memoryi n the New Hawthorn pub in Bardowie St,I also believe he stayed in Panmure St,and was friendly with a guy called Harry Jasper. Marmil there where two Pawn shops in Bardowie Street ( McManus,s and Quigleys ) I presume it would be McManus,s across from the underground Toilets and Police Box Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: tamhickey 23rd Dec 2008, 02:40am

Hi folks. My dad, John Hickey was the manager of the Saracen bar in the seventies and eighties, and i worked there for a time as well. I wonder if anyone remembers him.

Posted by: AnneTeak 23rd Dec 2008, 06:51pm

TO ALL POSSILONIANS.........


Posted by: johnwatson 23rd Dec 2008, 07:16pm

hi avril i want to know if you could you email that photo of sarecen school as my cousin agnes morrison is in it then i could send her a copy she is in middle third row my email is johnwatson@inspire.net.nz thanks jw

Posted by: Avril 23rd Dec 2008, 07:26pm

I've emailed the photo to you John biggrin.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 23rd Dec 2008, 11:53pm

hi avril got it thanks and flam ian dinnie came from bardowie st just up from toilets bottom house about three closes up from the pawn he was bobbies nephew and tam to late for me i left 1963 but remember name what part of possil did he come from cheers jw

Posted by: johnwatson 29th Dec 2008, 11:44pm

whishing you all a happy new year

Posted by: marmill 31st Dec 2008, 12:21am

hi flim it was quigilys that i worked in. then when our building 90 carbeth got condemed we moved to fountainwell place in sighthill before coming to australia. happy new year to all. great school photo saw my cousin agnes morrison in it she is still in glasgow. marmill

Posted by: johnwatson 12th Jan 2009, 12:31am

hi flim did you know willie fowler he was married to my cousin may walker who lived in the same close as me he came from your end of possil and i see avril on the sight aunty came from carbeth st cathy mcgookin my mother knew her do remember her marmill she was a nurse at eastpark home cheers john biggrin.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 15th Jan 2009, 10:25pm

hi whats happining out there havent heard from you possil people in wee while

Posted by: flam 15th Jan 2009, 10:39pm

Hi John Sorry but I cant remember the Lad or lady that you mentioned,but I did remember the guy who ran about with Andy Sloan was called Harry Stewart (Thats what Marmil was trying to remember) dont know if it is the same guy ,JohnI did post on the Halloween Pend topic and you are right it is great to hear from other Possilonians and their memories Cheers Flim

Posted by: mamie 16th Jan 2009, 01:30am

Hi everybody , I've enjoyed going down memory lane tonight, it has brought back such happy memories. The only thing I can comment about is the DR in Bardowie st... It was a husband and wife who were our family doctors, the wifes name was Dr Balloch and her husband was Dr Mc Gomery, she was very petite, and he was the opposite in build, it was believed that he came from the highlands he certainly looked like a big chucter, I am not being disrepectful, as he was very highly thought of by his patients. I see it has been mentioned that dr Ballochs son joined her in the surgery in Balmore road

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Jan 2009, 01:38am

hi flim and mammie dr mcgomery was my dr when i was a lad i rember that harry and andy sloan good you are all back cheers jw

Posted by: marmill 16th Jan 2009, 11:47am

HI j.w i cannot remember the nurse at all. but Dr Balloch was my doctor and her son Dr Alisdair he was the same build as his father and was a great fly fisherman our Da used to always give him some salmon when he caught them do you remember that. Does anyone remember the Trainers they lived in carbeth st one daughter was called Sadie she was my pal. marmill

Posted by: flam 16th Jan 2009, 01:25pm

Hi All .Yes it was Dr Montgomery-Bardowie St quite near to the underground toilets and Police Box, Marmill my older brother used to be friendly with a girl called Sadie Trainer / Traynor from Possilpark,and he used to bring her up to our house in Sunnylaw St with another girl,the girl was somehow either friendly with the Hendersons or related in someway, the Sadie I am talking about would be approximately 70 years old,as you know there where loads of Trainers/Traynors in Possilpark in that era Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Jan 2009, 08:24pm

hi marmill and all i have just been in touch whith marion kirkwood after all these years she lived next door to mrs parker her da was the postman brother tommy she was telling me all these names montgomery the girvan's byrn's and the whelans iremember the lot she was in touch whith billy hatch the other day remember him and his sister may used to stay whith aunty jeanie across the road aiso the mcmillan's we took over their house next to our granny cheers jw

Posted by: johnwatson 16th Jan 2009, 10:41pm

hi marmill forgot to mention george and agnes fisher and i remember the trainer's patricia was the oldest they moved to sunnylaw st jw

Posted by: JLS 19th Jan 2009, 07:25pm

QUOTE (mamie @ 16th Jan 2009, 01:29am) *
Hi everybody , I've enjoyed going down memory lane tonight, it has brought back such happy memories. The only thing I can comment about is the DR in Bardowie st... It was a husband and wife who were our family doctors, the wifes name was Dr Balloch and her husband was Dr Mc Gomery, she was very petite, and he was the opposite in build, it was believed that he came from the highlands he certainly looked like a big chucter, I am not being disrepectful, as he was very highly thought of by his patients. I see it has been mentioned that dr Ballochs son joined her in the surgery in Balmore road


Posted by: JLS 19th Jan 2009, 09:12pm

Hi all
I was interested to see the item about Drs. Montgomery and Balloch. Although I was born in Hawthorn St Springburn I have close ties with Possilpark. My Grandparents were married in 1900 in Lambhill and spent their married life at 138 Hawthorn St in Possilpark.
My grandfather John Kelly was a Co-op insurance man from around 1910 till his death in 1930.
Doctor Montgomery was originally from Stornoway, his father was a fisherman. When he was building a patient practice in Glasgow my Grandfather helped ,by persuading his clients to join the new Doctor. I used to wonder why in the 1940's I went all the way to Dr Balloch's surgery in Keppochhill Rd. at the Mosshouse, although I lived in Balornock. Dr George and Margaret were wonderful doctors and really caring people.

Posted by: mamie 19th Jan 2009, 11:47pm

JLS my sentimens exactly!!! I remeber before the N H S came into being, if my mother had to call in anyone of the doctors for us as kids, she would ask if it was alright to send the money round on the friday when my father came in with the wages... (Those were the days )

Posted by: johnwatson 20th Jan 2009, 01:29am

hi jls welcolme to the possil posts i have an uncle who stayed in hawthorn st he lived across from ashfeild park then moved to the flats across from the boundry bar his name was ian watson cheers jw

hi jls welcolme to the possil posts i have an uncle who stayed in hawthorn st he lived across from ashfeild park then moved to the flats across from the boundry bar his name was ian watson cheers jw

Posted by: johnwatson 25th Jan 2009, 01:54am

hi flim just had a freind ask is the co op still in saracen st it might be somthing else now unsure.gif

Posted by: Mitch1873 26th Jan 2009, 08:12pm

Hi all i came across this thread by accident but im glad i have now lol, im wondering if anyone may have known my Grandparents Colin Mitchell and Sarah (Sadie) Gordon, who lived in Possil for most of their lives as far as i know (Tanock street 1950-80s & later auckland st ) ?

Posted by: elso 26th Jan 2009, 10:45pm

QUOTE (flam @ 16th Jan 2009, 01:12pm) *
Hi All .Yes it was Dr Montgomery-Bardowie St quite near to the underground toilets and Police Box, Marmill my older brother used to be friendly with a girl called Sadie Trainer / Traynor from Possilpark,and he used to bring her up to our house in Sunnylaw St with another girl,the girl was somehow either friendly with the Hendersons or related in someway, the Sadie I am talking about would be approximately 70 years old,as you know there where loads of Trainers/Traynors in Possilpark in that era Cheers Flim
Hi just found this site and was wondering where in sunnylaw st you lived in,was it the first square or the second square? I live in the first square the balmore rd end at number 14 n my wee granny lived in number 18 awhhhh those where the days!

Posted by: elso 26th Jan 2009, 11:07pm

I was born in Possilpark in the 50s then we moved to Sunnylaw St were my wee granny stayed in the next close, my mum moved to the Milton, but i stayed on an lived with my wee maw untill i got married to a guy from Stronend St, but my mum moved back to possilpark buying a house in Allander St up Higgins the dentist close, i remember everyone called him the butcher n was terrified that one day i would have to go there,luckly i never did!I remember=mcaffertys on the corner of Carbeth St then the chippy,Mr Steels, Bobbys,then some houses ,after that was Jean Mcraes,wash shop then my pals close(the most frighting close in the world when your wee)the pawn close Mcmanus I used to stand at the toilets and just shout up for my pal rather than go up that flaming close awwwwwwwwwwww those where the days!

Posted by: johnwatson 26th Jan 2009, 11:49pm

hielso and mitch1873 welcome as you would have read most of the posts me and my sister marmill on the sight lived above mccaffertys i was there 1945 to 1963 i used to go out whith a lass from the first square helen henrie also was a mate of billy dingham its been along time so hope i spell the names right my cousins agnes and billy morrison stayed above charlies fish shop sorry mitch but dont know your grandparents hope you both post a few memories of your days in possil cheers john watson cool.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: elso 27th Jan 2009, 12:14am

QUOTE (johnwatson @ 26th Jan 2009, 11:36pm) *
hielso and mitch1873 welcome as you would have read most of the posts me and my sister marmill on the sight lived above mccaffertys i was there 1945 to 1963 i used to go out whith a lass from the first square helen henrie also was a mate of billy dingham its been along time so hope i spell the names right my cousins agnes and billy morrison stayed above charlies fish shop sorry mitch but dont know your grandparents hope you both post a few memories of your days in possil cheers john watson cool.gif tongue.gif
hi n thanks 4 the welcome,i used to work in mccaffertys when i was 13yrs old i worked with i think Ellen Granger who lived in the first close in Carbeth St top flat she had a brother called Ronnie? I lived in the corner close 14 Sunnylaw St up the stair from Davie Alexander he married a girl called Cathy and had 5 kids b4 he died at a very young age, i remember him and all his mates drinking in Craigs in Balmore Rd- both my Aunties worked in there,also my granda and all his fogies drank there to,and when they had no money left they stood under the clock at McManus"s Thanks you have brought back so many happy memouries

Posted by: flam 27th Jan 2009, 05:52pm

Hi Elso If you go back a few Pages you will see that John Watson and I referring to Big Davie Alexander,Andy Sloan and Harry Stewart , I had relations that stayed in the 1st square,also welcome to the board, Hi Mitch 1873 The Colin Mitchell and Sadie Gordon I remember them from there winching days ,Sadie stayed at 66 Sunnylaw St (Top flat),with her sisters Mary and was it Peggy?,a brother called Henry (Henny),one of the girls was married to Eddie Donnelly and they stayed at 74 Sunnylaw St,Hi JohnWI,m afraid there are no Co-op shops in Saracen St,but there is one in Bardowie St across from where Quigleys Pawn shop used to be.Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 27th Jan 2009, 09:49pm

hi elso and flam thanks for that info marmill is down loading that photo of saracen school that jim hastings had will post as soon as i get it elso the grangers ellen moved into a house in bardowie st when she got married she was a pal of my cousin agnes we used to play in ronnies fathers furniture van when wee were kids you must have stayed next close to the blind man andy i think he had a son and daughter what schools did you go to and you must be about the same age as me if you remember the grangers and davie cheers john laugh.gif cool.gif

Posted by: millie 27th Jan 2009, 10:10pm

does anybody remember peggy brodys shop in bardowie st....It was across from the pawn shop, i can't remember the name of the pawn, it was in one corner and sharps off sales was at the other corner. there was a wee dairy just as you turned from barloch street then peggy brodys

Posted by: elso 27th Jan 2009, 10:15pm

Yes he had 1 son (cant remember his name )he lived in the corner close bottom right ,number 22 Sunnylaw St right through the wall from my wee maw who stayed in number 18 her name was Isa Dolan n granda"s name was John(always in Craigs) the pub in Balmore Rd, my maw(my granny) was always in Bells the bookies in Baldowie St and was known to everyone as wee Isa!. I went to St Cuthbert"s school where my mum was a cleaner her name was Ella Whelan and my dad was Wullie Whelan, my name then was Eleanor Whelan i had 4 sisters n 1 brother.Ps the blind man was called Mr Paton and his son"s name was Andy! Yessss i remembered ( iam 56) BUT DONT TELL ANYONE! ha ha

Posted by: flam 27th Jan 2009, 11:19pm

Hi Elso I remember the Dolans from the first square (Dont know if it is the same ones), Isa used to frequent the bookies I worked in which was called Robertsons ( Bardowie St ) next to Jimmy McCarrons grocery shop and I am sure she had a son or relation called Alex, Did he work for Bryant and May ? as he always had a green uniform on,and if my memory serves me well they worked in the Kenmuir club (Balmore Rd) I vaguely remember the Whelans from Sunnylaw St,this was in the mid sixties so please excuse my memory if none of this relates to you Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 27th Jan 2009, 11:58pm

hi elso yer a wee bit younger than me i have just got touch whith a freind from possil and in a email she sent three days ago she mentioned the name whelan as one of her pals she stayed same close as me marion kirkwood was her name back then my sister myra is around the same age as you i used to go to graigs for a few whith my pals jim graham and davie gow jims big brother was a regular there he had a birthmark on his face billy was his name cheers john w

Posted by: sibbyjane 28th Jan 2009, 01:32am

Does anyone remember McDonalds the grocer shop at hawthorn st end of Saracen st and McKays the hardware store next to the drs (fitzsimons and O'Hagen) what other shops were in that wee group?

Posted by: johnwatson 28th Jan 2009, 01:57am

hi sibbyjane was they near the hawthorn bar or near mansion st i remember a fish and chip shop down that way my ma sent me there on sunday nights for crumbed haddock they where the only ones in possil who crumbed their fish in the fifties cheers john w tongue.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mitch1873 28th Jan 2009, 02:04am

QUOTE (flam @ 27th Jan 2009, 05:39pm) *
Hi Elso If you go back a few Pages you will see that John Watson and I referring to Big Davie Alexander,Andy Sloan and Harry Stewart , I had relations that stayed in the 1st square,also welcome to the board, Hi Mitch 1873 The Colin Mitchell and Sadie Gordon I remember them from there winching days ,Sadie stayed at 66 Sunnylaw St (Top flat),with her sisters Mary and was it Peggy?,a brother called Henry (Henny),one of the girls was married to Eddie Donnelly and they stayed at 74 Sunnylaw St,Hi JohnWI,m afraid there are no Co-op shops in Saracen St,but there is one in Bardowie St across from where Quigleys Pawn shop used to be.Cheers Flim

lmao yes mate youre on the right trail i know one of my grans sisters married a donnelly as i have family with that second name, and yeah your rite my gran did have a sister mary i think who may have married a henderson or hendy but im not sure as shes passed away now, i will need to ask my aunt for a bit more info wink.gif

My Granda Colin had 3 brothers and 3 sisters though but im not too sure of their names.

Posted by: elso 28th Jan 2009, 07:15am

Hi Flam,Hi Jim,yes your right, thats us The Dolans n The Whelan"s ,yes my wee maw was always in the bookies! I remember coming from school and having to go into the bookies to get the keys for the house,dont think she was a heavy gambler I always remember she would put 6pence each way! but then again that might have been a lot of money THEN! yes Big Alex did work in BRYANT&MAY"S as I did when I left school right up until I married in 1972!Oh those were the days!Jim my hubby is a painter/decorater and knew Davie Gow well ,unfortulity he was an alchaholic and was married to a lovely woman think her name was Magaret and the moved to Parkhouse i have never seen or heard of them for years! hope they both are well so if you know anything about them i would like to hear about them. Yes my dad Willie did work in the Kenmure as i did until it closed leaving Hundreds of pounds in dept(Think the committe had their finger in there somewhere)My hubby Jim lived in Stronend St but never came from there,he came from Callender St,he played footie in the second square with people called,Tam Burns,Frankie Cowan,Wee Fish, n many more! Flam do ypou rememder when Big Alex won hundreds of pounds and they would"nt pay out n it was in the papers,well he DID get his money in the end, think his daughter still has the clipping (must ask) of him throwing the money in the air!Love this site as there"s not many people I know that remember that GOOD side of Possilpark! Where i now live in Bishopbriggs they will tell you they would NEVER have walked through Possilpark! wish they would take time out and just look at this site! Please keep the GOOD side of Possil alive! Thank you!


Posted by: elso 28th Jan 2009, 07:22am

Hi Flam,Hi Jim,yes your right, thats us The Dolans n The Whelan"s ,yes my wee maw was always in the bookies! I remember coming from school and having to go into the bookies to get the keys for the house,dont think she was a heavy gambler I always remember she would put 6pence each way! but then again that might have been a lot of money THEN! yes Big Alex did work in BRYANT&MAY"S as I did when I left school right up until I married in 1972!Oh those were the days!Jim my hubby is a painter/decorater and knew Davie Gow well ,unfortulity he was an alchaholic and was married to a lovely woman think her name was Magaret and the moved to Parkhouse i have never seen or heard of them for years! hope they both are well so if you know anything about them i would like to hear about them. Yes my dad Willie did work in the Kenmure as i did until it closed leaving Hundreds of pounds in dept(Think the committe had their finger in there somewhere)My hubby Jim lived in Stronend St but never came from there,he came from Callender St,he played footie in the second square with people called,Tam Burns,Frankie Cowan,Wee Fish, n many more! Flam do ypou rememder when Big Alex won hundreds of pounds and they would"nt pay out n it was in the papers,well he DID get his money in the end, think his daughter still has the clipping (must ask) of him throwing the money in the air!Love this site as there"s not many people I know that remember that GOOD side of Possilpark! Where i now live in Bishopbriggs they will tell you they would NEVER have walked through Possilpark! wish they would take time out and just look at this site! Please keep the GOOD side of Possil alive! Thank you!


Posted by: flam 28th Jan 2009, 09:10am

Hi Elso I remember the lads that you refer to Tam Burns (90 Sunnylaw St) Frank Cowan (Panmure St married Patricia Cusick ) ,Wee Fish ( John Fisher 67 Sunnylaw St), we used to play the first square now and again and as you say there where loads of other lads to many to mention,my cousins used to play in the first square Cheers Flim

Posted by: elso 28th Jan 2009, 12:43pm

Hi Flem,do you remember a guy called Jim McMillan,he had a brother ,Rab they to also played footie in the square with the guys n Harry Bell,he married a girl called Janet McLaren her dad work in Wills in Alaxander Parade! my goodness we could go on all day reminission!

Posted by: flam 28th Jan 2009, 02:40pm

Hi Elso Yes I knew Jim McMillan (Very Good Footballer)and a Painter and his brother Robert,its possible John Watson would remember him as well, Harry Bell and Janet stay in Ashgill Road ( Someone told me that their Daughter was Pregnant ) is it Christine and Davie ? Janets father worked in Wills tobacco company as you said,he is called Johnny and his wife is Ida , I wonder if you remember Agnes and Willie Green,The Coopers,the twins Jimmy and John White,the Churches I better stop Cheers Flim

Posted by: elso 28th Jan 2009, 03:35pm

Hi Flam, Jim was a good footie player i know cause i married him in 1972 and still married! Jim still plays 5 a sides on a Monday(well trys) and yes i know the Coopers, they lived up the same close as the O"Donnells,30 Sunnylaw St, n Agnes stayed in the other corner close,i think Agnes was married to Billy who died a long time ago,she had a really hard time with her family. Yes Janet n Harry are going to be g/parents Christine must be due her baby soon,they also have a son Steven who has his own flat,so they live by themselves in Ashgil Rd Flam you mentioned Tam Burns who now lives in Cumbernauld and Jack who lives in Maryhill,did you know their sister Janette Burns? well she died at least 11yrs ago with cancer i think she was only about 43 so that was really a shocker for them, Flam could you possilaby give you proper name and i could say to Jim when he comes in to-night and maybe he will remember you better than just your nick name if not its ok we will just try n rack our brains(should"nt take 2 long there then!) Anyway if there"s anything else you remember Please let me know as it"s good to take a walk down memourie lane(sorry spelling terriable) till then ,Take Care .Ps where did John Watson stay n what do"s he do now?

Posted by: johnwatson 28th Jan 2009, 07:50pm

hi elso and flam i remember all those people some of the lads played football whith me at saracen boys club imet wee davie gow when i was home a few years back we had few at hacksons a couple of days didnt know he was alcoholic i know jim graham was the three of us ran around together late fifties sixties davie was living just of hawthorn st i droped of in a taxi there and flam the greens my auntie jinty was willie sister she my mothers brother jonny morrison i met up whith billy green when i was back he was a doorman come bouncer at a night club and elso i now live in new zaland have to go wiil post more this afternoon cheers john w laugh.gif cool.gif

Posted by: Katherine 28th Jan 2009, 08:41pm

QUOTE (sibbyjane @ 28th Jan 2009, 01:19am) *
Does anyone remember McDonalds the grocer shop at hawthorn st end of Saracen st and McKays the hardware store next to the drs (fitzsimons and O'Hagen) what other shops were in that wee group?

Hi sibbyjane. Cant remember McDonalds, but Galbraiths at the corner of Saracen St. and Mansion St. I also remember the floor in there, they always spread sawdust on it, I can remember the smell this very minute.In the shop at the right, yr totties cabqge, turnip, carrots.At the left cold meats, houghs, ham, and everything else including a barrel of butter, from which they scraped the
butter, banged it onto greasproofpaper, and then battered it into shape with a wooden pat. I was always amazed at that. Fitzsimmons was our doctor till he retired, and his wife was the lady doctor for womens troubles. McKays we called Kays, then there the wee dairy next to my Uncle`s close
339, for whom I washed the stairs and got sixpence. Perhaps someone knows me from then.
Katherine Paterson, from probably the biggest family in Possil
Cheer to all
Don`t know how to get this on the Possil page, can u do this for me
Thanks
Katherine

Posted by: flam 28th Jan 2009, 11:33pm

Hi Katherine. Did you come from Bardowie St,as there where Patersons that stayed in the close next to the wee mission hall next door to Jimmy and Mary Moffat,Hi Elso I am just going to let you suffer,and the reason why ? is I posted on some forum giving my name, Ha Ha ,yes I knew about Janette she was a beautiful lass,and I believe old Tam is still doing the rounds and someone said he has a room at an old folks home in Hawthorn St, Jim does know me although I am a lot older than all the other lads you mentioned.. WE are talking 35 years ago approximatelyHere are some other names that you or Jim would recognise .Jackie,Donald,Graham,Eddie and Terry Church,Tam Walsh Big Roddy,Billy Doleman,Charlie Cheesecake,Dougie Cruden,if my memory serves me right Jim and Tam Burns worked with the same company (Could be wrong) Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 28th Jan 2009, 11:35pm

hi katherine if you go through the earlier posts you will find quite a few posts about the paterson of possil cheers john w

Posted by: Katherine 29th Jan 2009, 01:59am

QUOTE (johnwatson @ 28th Jan 2009, 11:22pm) *
hi katherine if you go through the earlier posts you will find quite a few posts about the paterson of possil cheers john w

Hi John and thks. Went through the lot, but it is always other Patersons. I am from 62 Hawthorn St.,
and oor Daddy ran the Celtic bus from Williamsons pub in Mansion St.
Cheers Katherine

Posted by: elso 29th Jan 2009, 03:57am

HI Flam ur rotten making us suffer like that, Jim n I are trying to rack our brains who you are, we are going through all the people we know who might have that nick-name n we"re not any wiser,so untill you say who you are we will just have to keep guessing! Yes Jim n Tam also ,Robert,Jacky and our son"s worked in the same firm untill it deflunked many years ago and they all move on, but still all painters! Yes we do remember all of the guys you mentioned,Big Douggie has"nt worked for years as he had an operation and something went wrong so he never got back to work (it think) Jim some times still go"s to the club (not very often now )and catches up with the old crowd. Old Tommy Burns is in a sheltered house in Hawthorn St and the sons go to see him and says he keeps well,what about you,do you still go to Possilpark and catch up or are you living abroad like John Watson huh.gif huh.gif , or do we have to keep guessing on that one too ha ha ,Well i"ll go and look forward to your reply, and maybe you will give us a clue! Till then Take Care

Posted by: AnneTeak 29th Jan 2009, 07:19am

Hello Possilonians - sorry I havent't been around for a bit.
Just reading previous posts and want to echo Elso's words about remembering and keeping alive the memories of the great community of Possil!!

Posted by: elso 29th Jan 2009, 08:33am

Hi Anne n thanks for that,Possilpark was a great place to live and it will never be the same, so YES,please keep up the good work! smile.gif

Posted by: elso 29th Jan 2009, 07:50pm

Evening Flam,any joy with the name game! Jim still trying 2 work out who you are and for the life of him he"s stuck! wink.gif

Posted by: sibbyjane 29th Jan 2009, 10:28pm

Hi Guys

So do any of you still live in Possilpark?

if so what's it like these days and has any of the shops or businessess from years gone by survived?

Posted by: johnwatson 29th Jan 2009, 10:44pm

hi elso i was a painter and decorater when i was in possil also loking at the posts there must be a few of us out there if you go through the posts you might get a wee hint on the name sorry flam

Posted by: elso 29th Jan 2009, 11:02pm

Hi John, no i think i will just leave it out if he dos"nt want to say then thats up too him,anyway you said you were once a painter n decorater ,which firm did you work for b4 you went abroad n have you lived there long? you lucky person!I would love to see OZ but iam scared of flying, so we bought a house in Spain which is only 2n half hours there so that suits me,but OZ is my dream as Jim"s nephew lives there right on the beach,but think the only way I will get there if Jim takes my ashes ha ha.Anyway I hope life has been good to you n yours Till the next time Take Care biggrin.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 29th Jan 2009, 11:04pm

hi flam your secret name is safe elso will be running around possil looking for you ha ha laugh.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: elso 29th Jan 2009, 11:35pm

Hey ,John i seen that! i hardley go to possilpark now, but Jims lying on the sofa wondering who all lived in 86 Sunnylaw St with 4 brothers,so I will leave him to do the thinking as i lived in the first square n never really knew a lot of people from there,so that should keep Jims brain working for a wee while instead of snoring on the sofa ha ha! laugh.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 29th Jan 2009, 11:54pm

hi elso i worked for a few istated my time whith monkhouse berkley st then i went to a guy called tony we where based at eastpark home maryhill i traveled scotland painting the sloans shops my last job was for a guy named alex he was based in milton we where working at baldrainie sheme port glasgow when i left 1963 and went to aussie left there 1976 and came to nz my sister myra lives in queensland i try and get over there every year its pretty cheap airfares three hour flight she left possil after me about five years her mate maurine dinnie goes to see her from scotland which team did jim play for in possil as his name rings a bell cheers john rolleyes.gif cool.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 30th Jan 2009, 01:40am

hi elso if you go back afew pages there is a photo of possil ym it was a concert flams brother is in it whith me tongue.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 30th Jan 2009, 02:13am

hi flam do you remember a joe thomlinson from sunnylaw st he also was a painter he now has his own buisness here in nz cheeres john

Posted by: magsos 30th Jan 2009, 06:11am

Hi Johnwatson,I know Joe Tomlinson very well.Also his brother Tommy..My husband and I were long time friends of Tommy Tomlinsons...I`m also the person who knew your mum and dad in Naenae.

Posted by: flam 30th Jan 2009, 02:04pm

Hi Elso Sorry to keep you guessing,but I only knew Jim and his brothers through playing football, in fact I thought he stayed in Balglass St,along with the Stouts,Barra and Oxo Young etc .I am almost certain you would not know me although I know all your relations from decades past,and its possible when you came into the bookies to get the keys from Isa you would have got a fleeting glance of me,she would have sat on the bench with all the other old timers listening to the commentary and hoping her wee 6d Each Way came up (Ha Ha) she was a very nice person to talk too,along with Mrs McCormack (Chaza,s Mother). As you say Billy, Agnes,s husband had a drink problem but I did not know he passed away,when you say you worked in McCafferty,s was it when the Gay Guys owned it,there used to be a lady worked in it with her daughter I think the lady,s name was Mamie or something similar..Elso I just use flam as a nom de plume ,Can you remember Isa,s ?I was never known by my nickname FLIM I can assure you that my name is mentioned on this forum.,can you remember Mary Connor that stayed corner close Balmore Rd/Sunnylaw St aross from the Saw Doctors .Cheers Flim

Posted by: elso 30th Jan 2009, 05:53pm

Hi Flam no worry"s there ,just thought I might have known you or your family. Yes it was when Philip and his partner owned the shop but I used to go into the shop when the other owners had it(cant remember thier name),also my sister used to work in Charie"s, the chip shop when the two brothers had it, she worked it there for years! Flam do you remember the the 3 shops in Sunnylaw St? I remember them as Connie"s, Walter the butcher, and then Andy"s, but Andy was only there for the latter years and I cant remember who had it before him, but I know he never had it when I was small(ish)his wife was called Isa I think also thier son Andy worked in there too(wont tell you what i thought off him),anyway off too make dinner talk later ,till then Take Care biggrin.gif


Posted by: johnwatson 30th Jan 2009, 07:20pm

hi magsos the reason i was asking about joe i just got in touch whith marion kirkwood a freind of mine from possil and her sister in law is is joe's sister cheers john

Posted by: johnwatson 30th Jan 2009, 08:22pm

hi flam if you could e mail me i will try and send the photo's of saracen school back to you it is johnwatson@inspire.net.nz thier is a few of them cheers john

Posted by: flam 30th Jan 2009, 11:28pm

Hi Elso The reason why I am winding you and Jim up is to keep this forum going,Did Ellen Granger marry a guy called Willie Kerr ? I hope you are not skipping through the Posts,is your house around Post 91 (Photo), My mate told me that Mr Patons son Andy died a number of years ago,I spoke to your Jim when he was visiting a relation who stayed in Westercommon a few years ago,Yes you are correct naming the 3 shops in Sunnylaw St but I believe that it was Bobby,s the Fruit shop before him,Andy,s son was a pain in the a*** always trying to chat up the lassies ,Your sister must have served me at one time in Chiari,s (Quento and Cesto ) they always addressed me as Mr Johnny ,Did any of your family have Brunette hair ?now for the guessing to stop (It is like a soap opera (Ha!Ha!) my Surname is in Post 98 and Post 123 and Jim will likely say who the f is that Cheers John

Posted by: johnwatson 31st Jan 2009, 12:13am

hi flam so you have given away your name haha biggrin.gif i think you might be right about ellen when iwas painting her house in bardowie st i am sure her husband's name was willie did'nt andy 's mother live across the road from the shop she made the dumpling's and he sold them by the slice he had it sitting on the counter steaming hot and the butchr was next door my ma used to send me down foe half a dozen slices and acouple pound of square sausage them were the days cheers john

Posted by: elso 31st Jan 2009, 01:35am

Hi Flam , no worrys there love this site! think that photo is from the 2nd square, my ma"s house looked right on to the tenements,and my wee maw"s looked right on to the square,my mum lived above on the left of Cathy Alexander"s, the guy you menstioned b4 Big Davie Alexander"s ma(sorry spelling terriable)did you know that his brother married Billy Connellys xwife? Well must go n thanks for that, will tell Jim when he wakes in the morning,so till then Take Care biggrin.gif smile.gif

Posted by: magsos 31st Jan 2009, 03:41am

hi johnwatson,i`m racking my brains here,trying to place who is who..is joes sister marion the one who lived down in seaford?if so we visited them when we first came to oz.i also meant to tell you,we met your aunt and uncle.can`t remember their names now.but they lived down dandenong way.very nice couple.took us to the dandenong working mens club,we always remember that,as we had just arrived.they also visited us in our place in nunawading...just a wee bit of trivia,but it`s a small world isn`t it.

Posted by: flam 31st Jan 2009, 07:25pm

Hi Elso You are correct the photo is taken from the hill at the 2nd square looking at Balgair St towards Balmore Road,Hi John there used to be a Thomlinson that stayed at 90 Sunnylaw St and I am certain that he was at one time signed by Celtic, I met a lady in Possil Library not that long ago looking at Photos displayed,she said she was visiting from abroad and her brother stayed at 90 Sunnylaw St called Thomlinson .Cheers Flim

Posted by: elso 31st Jan 2009, 10:35pm

Hi Flam, thanks for that ,Jim was saying that he thought he knew you, did you have a goatee and dark hair? if so then its you! He said you were a nice guy but cant remember talking to you at Westercommon, we had to fly home from Spain after just getting there(1 day!) when we had to fly home because my mum had passed away and that was about 5 yrs ago n she lived down there with my sister in the maisonettes, so it might have been then, do you think it was that long ago? till we speak again Take Care tongue.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Feb 2009, 02:00am

hi magsos and flam that would be same one mag marion kirkwood (pagani) still stay's in glasgow joe must have had a few sisters idont know if his sister married a marion's brother or her husbands brother will find out my auntie and uncle you would have met was jean and billy mcalaney they stay in noble park billy passed away just before christmass when i went to aussie 1963 istayed whith them cheers john

Posted by: magsos 1st Feb 2009, 08:19am

thanks john for clearing that up..yes it was your aunt and uncle jean and billy mcalaney.i`m sorry to here that billy has passed away.nice guy.
joe tomlinson has two sisters that i know of.one marion who lives in seaford,and another married to an italian guy,last i heard, living in london..joe is also married to a lovely italian lady..gosh!,it`s a small world.isn`t technology wonderful..

Posted by: flam 1st Feb 2009, 11:20am

Hi Elso Yes I had hair then , I thought it was around 4 Years ago, Jim and I blethered for about half an hour asking each other about the lads you mentioned on your earlier posts ,I am not too sure if Jim at that time had a beard of some kind or maybe it was just stubble after the blether i am sure he went into a vehicle with someone and said cheerio ,did any of your relations have reddish/auburn hair about the 1960,s, Do you remember the Blairs from the first square ( Your Square) also what about some more names that Jim may remember..John Murphy,Jimmy and Alan Smith,Billy (A;lky) Robertson and his brother John ( Deceased),Joe Quinn,Joe Reilly etc! Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Feb 2009, 10:37pm

hi magsos joe sister in london is marion's sister inlaw her married name is pagani they must have been ice cream van owners haha cheers john tongue.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: elso 1st Feb 2009, 11:15pm

Hi Flam, it could have been when my mum died, n yes he"s always had a goatee (no hair on his head but plenty on his face ha ha) . The person with red hair could have been my mum or as i said before i had 2 aunties who worked in Craigs, Betty Dolan(uncle Johns wife) n Cathy Dolan(big Alex Dolan"s wife) maybe you might know them better-sad to say they all have passed on! but then time never stands still 4 anyone,thats why iam glad i found your post its great to hear whats going on in my old place! When people ask me where i come from i always say Possilpark, i only live in Bishopbriggs! do you still live in Possil Flam?(its ok iam not fishing) Joe Qiunn just lives along the road from us and so do"s Mick Carrecker think thats how you spell it,he had a brother Jamie who died a few years ago he stayed in Possil his wife was called Liz ( also think they had another second name Mick n Jamie i mean) Munro dont know if their mum was married a few time b4. Well must go need to go to garage running out of ciggies and as Jim dos"nt smoke so have to go myself ! Till we speak again Take Care . smile.gif

Posted by: elso 1st Feb 2009, 11:18pm

QUOTE (johnwatson @ 30th Jan 2009, 02:00am) *
hi flam do you remember a joe thomlinson from sunnylaw st he also was a painter he now has his own buisness here in nz cheeres john


Posted by: elso 1st Feb 2009, 11:20pm

Hi John do they need painter there lol !

Posted by: Guest flam * 2nd Feb 2009, 05:13pm

Hi Elso Yes I remember Mick Kerracher he played football quite a lot ,the last time i spoke to him was ages ago,and I am sure he had a stepbrother Jamie (I think he was the son of Sammy Munro) from Balglass St,some other names for the two of you Jami Davie,Dunky Deurden,Jim McIntyre.Jim is quite right not to encourage you to smoke Ha! Ha! Can you remember Wee Andy who used to stay near with the wee disabled car, he was never out of Craigs, and dont ask me how he got home sometimes ..I will add the odd name on the post..Cheers Flim

Posted by: flam 2nd Feb 2009, 05:28pm

Hi Elso Yes I remember Mick Carracher (Like you I am not too sure the right spelling ) he had a stepbrother called Jamie Munro and I believe his father was Sammy Munro from Balglass St, the last time I spoke to Mick was when he was in Lomond St (Dont know if he worked in that area) he was another one who loved playing football (Was he a goalkeeper).Jim is quite right not to run you for ciggies bad habit Ha! Ha!..Elso I think it was John Watson he was enquiring about the painter, the only painter that I remember for-bye your family was Flanny (Jimmy Flanagan ) I will add the odd name now and again to get your brains going and to keep this forum going..Here is one he was never out of Craigs ? he worked in the Barbers? He drove a Del Boy type of Invalid Car stayed in Sunnylaw St ..Cheers Flim

Posted by: elso 2nd Feb 2009, 05:47pm

Hi Flam,Mick worked in the Heat=ovent but it went belly up leaving Mick with nothing!and he was in there from school.Mick had a big operation and had a hip replacement but it never worked the first time and had a second,which seems to be doing ok as he"s back at work in an old peoples home. Nope cant think of anyone like that Flam, give me more clues dont 4get the old grey matter do"snt work too good now ha ha! Ps Jim was asking for you .Take Care biggrin.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 3rd Feb 2009, 08:04pm

hi elso was it your family who stayed in carbeth st second close down from mccaferty's next door to the fisher's the trainer's stayed in the bottom house cheers john

hi elso was it your family who stayed in carbeth st second close down from mccaferty's next door to the fisher's the trainer's stayed in the bottom house cheers john

Posted by: elso 3rd Feb 2009, 09:48pm

Hi Jonh, no we stayed in 14/18 Sunnylaw St my mum stayed in the corner close up tha stair from Big Davie Alexander n my wee maw (who i stayed with lived in 18 Sunnylaw St), but i worked in McCaffertys when i was a teenage =many moons ago! n my older sister worked in Charie"s the chippy next to Steel"s. Where was it you lived? Take Care till we speak again Bye huh.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 4th Feb 2009, 11:02pm

hi elso it was just that a family of whelans stayed at carbeth st ilived above mccafertys top landing whith my ma and da my sister myra 1945 yo 1963 cheers john

Posted by: elso 5th Feb 2009, 11:24am

Hi John, think you might be wrong there as far as know (and asked the remalning uncle) There were only 3 Whelan"s in Glasgow at that time =us Sunnlyaw St dad"s brother Tommy,his sister Ellen, who both lived in the Garngad,if you find out more about that family i would be grateful if you coud let me know, as i only have 1 reletvie left on my dad"s side and he"s now in his late 80"s and since i told him this he"s really curios(sorry spelling really bad) to find out more, Till we speak again ,Take Care unsure.gif

Posted by: johnwatson 7th Feb 2009, 10:43pm

hi elso i put you wrong the whelans that my sister knew and marion kirkwood came from the auckland st area i am trying to find out more maybe my sister can remember their names she is on the sight as marmill keep out of that snow johm cool.gif

Posted by: elso 9th Feb 2009, 10:19am

Hi John, well this weather is unbeleivable, as your sister will tell you we had about 2inches of snow,n it looks like we have more to come! whats the weater like in NZ it must be better than this surely! I know that it was"nt us that lived in Carbeth St as i said there was only 3 Whelans in Glasgow and they were my family,so it would be interisting who the other Whelan"s are! Till I here from you again Take Care Eleanor sad.gif

Posted by: Marnie 9th Feb 2009, 11:19am

Hi to everyone from Possil. I was directed to this site by John Watson,(Thank you John) I have just spent a long time reading all the previous notes, and it did indeed take me down Memory Lane. I lived in 96 Carbeth Street, and I think that there were members of the Kirkwood family in every close in Carbeth Street and round the corner in Bardowie Street, in the first two closes. The family names related to me were, Ronnie and Ellen Grainger, Laurence and Margaret Byrne, Ian and Sadie Montgomery, Andrew Girvan and his sisters, cannot remember the families in the second close at the bottom of Carbeth St, but they were there. My Dad's wee Auntie Maggie had a daughter Sadie who used to sit outside the close in a huge wheelchair, does anyone remember her?
Mu Dad's cousin David Kirkwood was a runner for George Robertson the bookie, remember when the bookie stood at the bottom of the close in 96 Carbeth St, he stood in Jemima Walker's grannies door. I think the mission John Watson is talking about is the Band of Hope in Balmore Road, I used to go there and to Allen's Mission and Sunday School at the Parish Church. I attended Saracen School from 1951 till 56 and then we moved to Easterhouse. I still live in Glasgow and would not let anyone say a bad word about Possil. Joe Thomlinson is my sister in law's brother and yes he has a sister Marion who went to NZ and is now in Australia. It is indeed a small world. Does anyone remember me Marion Kirkwood/ I would love to hear from you

Posted by: flam 10th Feb 2009, 02:27pm

Hi Marnie .I believe you must be talking about the Late Fifties ,Early Sixties that your Dad did his bookies runner, I myself worked for George Robertson as a Boardmarker,with behind the desk Betty Robertson (Georges Daughter) who told me she sang with Joe Loss and her singing name was Bette Roberts,Johnny Henderson,Jimmy Griffiths,Billy Blair,Sometimes Mrs Robertson herself,and Bettys husband I believe was called Harry Letham (Played with BBC Orchestra), I,m afraid I did not know any person that I can think of who stayed in Carbeth St Old Tenements ,but I remember them, Can you remember the lady with the face disfigurement who along with a little girl used to wash and Pipe Clay the closes for a small sum of money in all kinds of weather,she had a Leather apron.Cheers Flim

Posted by: mamie 1 10th Feb 2009, 03:06pm

I remember a man called g Robertson who lifted bets in the Night Star fish sbop close in Barloch Street. did he have dark wavy hair , that was before it was legal to take bets. As kids we would watch for them coming along the road using sign lanquage letting the booky no the winners and all so rans That was around fifties.

Posted by: johnwatson 10th Feb 2009, 07:25pm

hi flam i remember that woman she stayed across the road from us second close up from sunnylaw st the hatch's stayed in same close i could be wrong but i think her name was mcCartney cheers john

Posted by: johnwatson 10th Feb 2009, 11:56pm

hi marnie the carlins lived in the second close eiddie was the boys name he had a sister and a cocker spanial (having a wee problem with computer )so hope you get this cheers john cool.gif

Posted by: Marnie 11th Feb 2009, 12:51am

Hi everybody, the lady who had the disfigurement of her face was called Mrs Haughey. She lived in the odd numbers of Carbeth St. I remember Geordie Robertson the bookmaker in our close. He ran a light from Mrs McArthur 's ( I think that was her name) house into the close, that was in the late 40's early 50's. My Dad's cousin's nickname was Chisel, do not know how he got it because he was a wee tottie guy. His mother lived in the close of 98. Do you any of you remember the sitting room in Pierotti's chip shop. You could go through from the chip shop and have High Tea. Pierotti was the name of the original owners, we were family friends. The Buonocorsi's must have bought the chip shop from them when old Mrs Peirotti died.

Posted by: johnwatson 11th Feb 2009, 02:06am

hi marnie you are spot about that woman the mccartney i was thinking about was ruby she stayed on our side and isobel mcCartnety we went to school with stayed in sunnylaw st she was a freind of helen mcintyre next close to her also our school eddie carlin was the boy who used to chew his jersey at the sleeve he never stoped cheers john and margos i hope you are ok in those bushfires

Posted by: sibbyjane 11th Feb 2009, 02:27am

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to let you possilonians know that I got a great book as recommended by this thread called 'Old Cowcaddens, Possilpark and Lambhill' and what a great little book it is with old pics of the area and a little history about each page..I never realised there were so many industries and so much history in Possilpark. I highly recommend this book!

Posted by: Avril 11th Feb 2009, 08:38am

That is indeed a great book, full of history and nostalgic photos biggrin.gif

I remember that lady you are talking about with the face disfigurement, although I was only 4 when I left Carbeth Street.

Posted by: flam 11th Feb 2009, 09:00am

Hi Marnie and all Possilonians..I remember your Dad (Chisel) very well,he drank with my brother in Hacksons along with all the lads who worked for Geordie Robertson, he was a very small light framed man,my brother when referring about him said " If you see Wee Chis" ..He was affectionately known by that name ( Chisel) all through Possil,but dont ask me how he got that name, Mamie there used to be a Bookie in Barloch St called Flip Robertson ..Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 11th Feb 2009, 09:52pm

hi sibbyjane i have got that wee book and flam chisel was marnie's dads cousin he was a freind of my uncle johnny morrison her dad was the postman i watched the still game on dvd last night and jim watt was in it he has not changed in looks but has got very grey i supose it comes to us all and elso my sister stayes in queensland australia hope to hear from you all soon jw

Posted by: Marnie 12th Feb 2009, 12:36am

Hi all, John you are dead right Chisel was my Dad's cousin. My Dad was the postman. We lived in 90 Carbeth Street on the top landing two doors from John's grandparents. Possil was a wee village on its own in those days. Most of the people you speak to and certainly all of us on this site, has lots of cousins, and Aunts and Uncles all from a square mile of Possil, it was a wonderful place to grow up in. As previously mentioned by one of the other contributors, I remember going for a picnic "Up the coup" with jam pieces and a bottle of water. We thought we were going on an adventure. Do any of the girls who went to Saracen School in the early 50's remember the primary one teacher who would put perfume on you hankie when you brought one to school. I cannot remember if she was Miss Craig, or if the headmaster was Mr Craig!!!! I lived the gym hall in Saracen School it was so big. It probably was small really, but I remember it with a child's eye.

Posted by: johnwatson 27th Feb 2009, 02:04am

hi all i have just got my computer back had a virus marnie send me a email lost yours hope to hear from you all soon

Posted by: elso 27th Feb 2009, 09:44am

Hi John, hope this finds you well,I bet you were lost without your computer! not been on here for ages as I seem to be babysitting more n more ,thinking it might become a full time job soon! Any way how have you been ? not alot happening here excpept more trouble in Lambhill, do you remember Mallons the pub in Lambhill well it was burnt down a few years ago, and some would be gangsters bought the ground and were building luxuery flats but before the were finished they were burnt down again, so another so called gangsters bought it with the same idea only this time they were almost complete and people had put deposits on them and guess what-low and behold they were burnt to the ground last week again,so welcome to sunny Lambhill!Never mind maybe someone while come up with the idea to build a FIRE STATION! It would be a lot simpler ha ha, well John must go its almost that time again ,babysitting from 11 till 6 roll on 2nite when we can chill and have a quite drink, hope to hear from you soon till then Take Care

Posted by: gardenqueen 27th Feb 2009, 01:22pm

QUOTE (elso @ 27th Feb 2009, 10:31am) *
Hi John, hope this finds you well,I bet you were lost without your computer! not been on here for ages as I seem to be babysitting more n more ,thinking it might become a full time job soon! Any way how have you been ? not alot happening here excpept more trouble in Lambhill, do you remember Mallons the pub in Lambhill well it was burnt down a few years ago, and some would be gangsters bought the ground and were building luxuery flats but before the were finished they were burnt down again, so another so called gangsters bought it with the same idea only this time they were almost complete and people had put deposits on them and guess what-low and behold they were burnt to the ground last week again,so welcome to sunny Lambhill!Never mind maybe someone while come up with the idea to build a FIRE STATION! It would be a lot simpler ha ha, well John must go its almost that time again ,babysitting from 11 till 6 roll on 2nite when we can chill and have a quite drink, hope to hear from you soon till then Take Care


What's wrong with these louts that they cannot find something better to do with their time? I get so annoyed at the excuses that get churned out. I was born and brought up not so far from Lambhill and went to church there on Sundays. My sister lived in the block of flats round from the little dairy in the same street as Mallons. There was not much laid on for us to do in those days but we didn't go off and vandalise things, oh no, our parents would have gone mad if they thought we would do anything like that and, anyway, it wouldn't have entered our heads. I used to walk up the lane, just beyond Mallons, leading up to Liddesdale Road and often cut through the waste land to get home, even when it was starting to get dark. I never gave it a thought. This was in the 60s.

I love reading about Possil, Bardowie St and Carbeth Street were where my mum was brought up (possibly Allander St too). It was, by all accounts, a nice place to live. Mum was born in 1917 and is almost 92 now and loves me to read her things about her old area. I don't expect many of her contempories are still with us, unfortunately.

Like many, we were rehoused in Milton in 1951, the year I was born.

GQ


Posted by: ian donaldson 27th Feb 2009, 02:22pm

to john watson john where did you live in possil

Posted by: elso 27th Feb 2009, 02:45pm

Hi,i know what your talking about,so many kids are really horrible, i lived in Hillend ,Rd just round the corner from The Glen Douglas in the red sandstone buildings and i brought 2 boys up there untill i ,moved to Bishopbriggs and they turned out well,so i think (might be wrong)that kids to-day need more disicpline. Iwas born in Possilpark in 1952, so mabe we have crossed paths a long time ago,do you still live in glasgow,or have you moved on like so many possilpark people?

Posted by: gardenqueen 27th Feb 2009, 04:19pm

QUOTE (elso @ 27th Feb 2009, 03:32pm) *
Hi,i know what your talking about,so many kids are really horrible, i lived in Hillend ,Rd just round the corner from The Glen Douglas in the red sandstone buildings and i brought 2 boys up there untill i ,moved to Bishopbriggs and they turned out well,so i think (might be wrong)that kids to-day need more disicpline. Iwas born in Possilpark in 1952, so mabe we have crossed paths a long time ago,do you still live in glasgow,or have you moved on like so many possilpark people?


Elso, I left Glasgow for London's "bright lights" way back in '71 and have lived in or around London ever since. I live in Surrey now and, believe me, "posh area" or not, it is not without its share of problems. We currently have some mindless arson going on too.

I was born the year before you and went to school in Milton. I worked at the Housing Department (rent office) in Bardowie Street in the late sixties till I came to London more or less.

I used to go dancing at the Electric Garden when I was a teenager, thus my board name. tongue.gif

I still go back to Glasgow fairly often to visit family and friends but home is very definitely here now as I have two grown up children, one baby grandaughter and a second grandchild due in the springtime.

Gardenqueen

Posted by: AnneTeak 27th Feb 2009, 05:39pm

Totally and utterly agree with Elso and Gardenqueen !

Speaking of Mallons my Gran lived above there must have been in the 1930's/40's. She lived there with my Grandfather who was injured in the First World War and could never work so he done the housework and cooked the dinner while she went out to work. He would watch for her as she turned the corner every night , after dinner he would go down to Mallons Bar for his one pint and chat with his Pals.

When I was a wee girl in Possil we would do the Lambhill cemetry walk every Sunday in the Summer smile.gif and as we walked passed the street where Mallons was (can't remember the name now) a lovely smiling woman would shout down to my Gran and throw a bag of sweeties out the window for me - from the top flat!
That was the spirit and community of Lambhill/Possil then - that and about a thousand other wee stories like it.

Posted by: johnwatson 27th Feb 2009, 07:30pm

hi elso gardenqueen and annie we seem to have the same problem this side of the world especialy aussie these people must be on something proberly that p stuff on a brighter note i just finished breakfast and studying the races so i can give my weekly donation to the bookie the wife has been away for four days doing the same as you elso she is back this afternoon so guess what i will be up to cleaning up haha mad.gif tongue.gif hope to hear from you all soon john

Posted by: mamie 1 27th Feb 2009, 08:34pm

It takes a gangster to know one, how do they get away with all this destruction. Can you imagine how unsafe it would hve been to have bought one of these flats.





It takes a gangster to know one, how do they get away with all this destruction. Can you imagine how unsafe it would hve been to have bought one of these flats.





It takes a gangster to know one, how do they get away with all this destruction. Can you imagine how unsafe it would hve been to have bought one of these flats.




Posted by: mamie 1 27th Feb 2009, 08:49pm

Sorry about that, I don't know what happend I must have clicked the wrong butten I to was reared up in possilpark and love all the memories I have of that time in my life the , great pastime of walking out Lambhill road, when you were young it was such a great adventure . Then as teenagers walking out to eye up the local talent, everthing then seemd new and exciting. Who would ever have thought Lambhill would have turned into such a dangerous place... It will be like every other community the local people will be afraid to speak up

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 28th Feb 2009, 12:53am

That stinks of Insurance Racketeering

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Mar 2009, 12:35am

hi marnie do you remember james hudson who lived next door to my auntie lizzie walker i think he became a minister and their was also a big family who lived two closes up from the bookies in bardowie st she had twenty kids so they say she was in the bottom house always hanging out the window dont know where she got time for yaping whith all they kids laugh.gif cheers john

Posted by: Marnie 1st Mar 2009, 01:21am

Hi John, I remember the Hudson's Mrs Hudson was the lady who sold the ribbons. I did not know her son was a minister. I was wondering what had happened to you. I will email you

Posted by: Marnie 1st Mar 2009, 01:30am

Hi Marnie here again, it would be great to here from anyone who started school at 5 years of age in August 1951 Saracen Primary

Posted by: AnneTeak 1st Mar 2009, 09:49am

QUOTE (johnwatson @ 1st Mar 2009, 12:22am) *
hi marnie do you remember james hudson who lived next door to my auntie lizzie walker i think he became a minister and their was also a big family who lived two closes up from the bookies in bardowie st she had twenty kids so they say she was in the bottom house always hanging out the window dont know where she got time for yaping whith all they kids laugh.gif cheers john


hello John

Was that the same house at the corner of Bardowie street and Ardoch Street? I remember the bottom close and a big family of kids when I used to walk home. One of their windows (or their only one!) was in Ardoch Street itself and it was always open with a couple of kids climbing in and out . My gran felt sorry for the woman and gave her half a crown to clean the stairs - like she could spare it wink.gif but that was the way then.

Ps anyone know why you can't use too many emoticons here ??

Posted by: johnwatson 1st Mar 2009, 09:06pm

hi anne teak no the woman i was talking about stated on the other side in what we called the new houses the same side as the wee mission hall cheers john unsure.gif

Posted by: elso6 1st Mar 2009, 11:17pm

Hi Marnie,John n Flem do"s any of you remember the Cunninghams from the second square? Well i just got told that their daughter May(52) has just passed away last night, she had lung cancer, my sister who has her own pud in Maryhill Rd(Strathmore) says her (Mays) younger brother came in and told her,just thought i would let you know in case anyone knew the family,so sadn so young

Posted by: flam 1st Mar 2009, 11:32pm

Hi John There used to be a big family called"The Drummonds" the same close as Bobby Dempsters Mother.Cheers Flim

Posted by: *elso06* 1st Mar 2009, 11:33pm

Can anyone tell me why i cant reply to the posts?

Posted by: johnwatson 2nd Mar 2009, 12:41am

hi flam i think you are are right about name it was next close to bobbie dinnie cheers john

Posted by: marmill 2nd Mar 2009, 09:30am

Hi John & Flam there name was the Drummond's. I remember there was a compation with camy soap you had to say what was on the wrapping and the van came around and stopped at there close and Mrs Drummond was able to answer the question and won a beauty case it was the talk of possil. Marmill

Posted by: marmill 2nd Mar 2009, 09:38am

Does any one remember the young boy Sonny his family lived in the bottom flat the same close as the Trainers. He was knocked down in Saracen street and killed it was a terrable thing we used to all play together although he was younger than me. Marmill.

Posted by: flam 2nd Mar 2009, 07:50pm

Hi Marmill Yes the little boy you refer to could it have been Sonny Stout, I thought it was Balmore Road, but I will find out tonight for you as I still go up to Sonny,s Uncles, if it is the same wee boy his dad died just last year Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 2nd Mar 2009, 08:08pm

hi flam there was a long wooden building on saracen st next to the libary about 1956 it got burnt and demolished i think it was some kind of social after the fire they had a old piano out the back on that spare ground and we used to play on it as kids do you know what it was used for cheers john unsure.gif also their was a rag and bone place next hacksons used to go through a big archway or through the closes in balmore rd to get cane to make my bow and arrows there cheers john

Posted by: flam 3rd Mar 2009, 12:01am

Hi John..Yes I remember the hall you are talking about,it was attached to the library.I remember someone telling me it belonged to St Teresa and used as a type of social club, I was speaking to Sonny,s uncles about the little lad who was knocked down and killed in Balmore Road,they told me that you or Marmill ight remember some of the names that lived in Carbeth St..George Robertson and his wife Margaret (Minnie), he thinks there was a McLean and he played for Dundee or United he thinks the wifes name was Janette,and obviously his brother William Stout and his wife Agnes,one of our mates stayed in Carbeth St he was called Jim Barclay Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 3rd Mar 2009, 12:47am

hi flam i remember the names you have mentioned that george robertson he could have been the one that played football whith me at saracen nth end the mclean you refer to played at possil ym i think he is mentioned in bobbies book i must have a look ihave been trying to remember the name of the chip shop in balmore rd marg let me know on the other sight she said she new your uncle and aunt in keppochill rd crivllis was the chip shop best black pudding suppers in possil and large pickeled onions that makes my water have to come home for a holliday cheers john

Posted by: flam 3rd Mar 2009, 11:47am

Hi John You were saying Marmill new my Aunt and Uncle in Keppochill ? would that be Thomas and Cathie at Pinkston Road,the name of the Fish and Chip shop near Craigs Bar was Cavellis (Think thats how you spell it ) the sonn was in my class at St Cutberts he was called Peter..Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 3rd Mar 2009, 07:27pm

hi flam no it was margso who new your aunt and uncle also i did not know lena martell the singer came from auckland st so another famous one from possil cheers john

Posted by: flam 4th Mar 2009, 12:24am

Hi John I knew Lena Martell (Helen Thomson) came from Hamiltonhill but I thought it was Hamiltonhill Road Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 4th Mar 2009, 02:33am



flam this is photo from jim hastingscheers john

Posted by: flam 4th Mar 2009, 12:06pm

Hi John Its a cracking photo,but I can ony recognise 2 people (I think) .What year was it taken.Johnny Watret Panmure St and Isabel Giddens Stronend Street,I posted a recent photo of where Marmill stayed in Sighthill ,but it is on the Glasgow District Sighthill photo so you can let her know Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 4th Mar 2009, 08:00pm

hi flam here are some names in photo i giddions a mcCready j watret beatrice curdie marion hughes jack sinclair archie henderson betty hastings agnes fisher irene mcCartney and myself i am behind the blonde lad on your left at the end maybe some of the possil people on the sight will reconize some of them time about 53 54 i think cheers john

Posted by: johnwatson 5th Mar 2009, 11:45pm


Posted by: johnwatson 5th Mar 2009, 11:50pm

opps sorry about the three photos just learning how to do this anyway this is a photo of my great grandad on his bread run i think it was taken in bardowie st or carbeth st his name was william morrison

Posted by: Marnie 6th Mar 2009, 01:38am

Hi John, I think the chip shop you were asking about in Balmore Road, was Sardi's. Remember we could go straight through the back's to it from Carbeth St, without going along Bardowie St or Sunnylaw St. It was a few shops along from McManus's

Posted by: ashfield 6th Mar 2009, 11:04am

Johnwatson, thanks for the welcome elsewhere on the site. The owners of the chip shop (which was next to Tait's fish shop) were called Crivelli and both father and son's first name was Louis (or Louie?). Someone mentioned Mr Higgins, the dentist, in a previous post. I thought he was very good but it reminded me of the school dentist in the clinic on Denmark St (a big wummin)who gave me nightmares. Although that building has been renovated, the original staircase is still inside (although the antiseptic smell has gone). I suppose the link to the Mitchell photo archive has been posted before but I have stuck it on in case some folk has missed it. The street search is great, have a look at Saracen St and Balmore Rd

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/

Posted by: flam 6th Mar 2009, 12:38pm

Hi John.. Cracking photo of your great grandad and his horse, I agree with you concerning the photo I myself believe it is of Bardowie St with the corner close of Carbeth St far left and Dan Dyers shop ( Old Tenements)on the right,where the lamp standard is, I dont know if that is a van coming or going out of Carbeth St where your great grandads shoulders are, and I see he has a collar and tie..Cheers Flim

Posted by: johnwatson 6th Mar 2009, 08:44pm

hi marnie and flam i think sardie was his first name he was a wee bald headed man a for the photo flam he would have been outside mcCaffertys he and my great granny stayed in the house above i have just got in touch whith my late uncles brother john mcbarron he is sending me a copy of his book i belang to glesca flam he is on the other sight under books cheers john

Posted by: Daney 6th Mar 2009, 09:14pm

Hello Hello,

Well were do I start,first off I'm still finding my feet on this site so please be patient,ok
A branch of my family and thats a big tree, they lived & still live in The High rise flats and maisonettes (if theree still there) The Warren Family,been there for years, original tenants when it all started. My Mother Lodge is in Possilpark but that's a different topic. Happy,Happy memories in the Standard, Sarry head, and eventually that new pub The Brothers which is on YouTube if your interested just hit " Pubs in Possilpark" on the site. Can anyone remember the opening Day of the Brothers when all the DER TV's got lifted as soon as it opened up ???? My Grandparents McMillan's, Aunts & Uncles all lived in Torr Street then we moved to Ruchill,when i was wee.

Someone else's turn oh nearly forgot. I was a founding member of "The Possilpark Victoria Accordion Band" we played out of a hall in Mayfield Street, Ruchill(were I was brought up, Loads of members from Possilpark, The Cross Family, McQuaids, McLarens to mention a few. That's another topic that could be started ?? Any photies would be good,No GREAT!!!!

Comments Please
Daney

Posted by: flam 6th Mar 2009, 10:36pm

Hi Daney Welcome to the board,have you read all the pages in this forum,is the mother Lodge in Sunnylaw St, ? I believe they may be a photo of it on this site There is a girl on this site called McMillan..The McMillans I remember from that area where boxers Cheers Flim